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Week At A Glance is Connect Savannah’s listing of various events over the coming week. If you would like an event listed, please email Include specific dates, time, locations with addresses, cost and a contact number. Deadline for inclusion is 5pm Friday, to appear in next Wednesday’s edition.


Wednesday 2013 Georgia Green Economy Summit

What: A day-long conference that addresses the theme of "What will it take for the Coastal Empire to become the Silicon Marsh?" Savannah State University Student Union Ball Room When: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m Cost: Free admission. Please pre-register on EventBrite.

32nd Annual Jazz Festival continues

What: Double header of great jazz. Bring a chair! 6pm Velvet Caravan 7:30pm Bob Masteller & The Jazz Corner Allstars Sponsored by Sweet Frog. When: 6-8:30 p.m Where: Habersham Village, Habersham and 61st Streets. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:

Film: Bunny O'Hare (1971, USA)

What: A "hippie comedy" starring Bette Davis and Ernest Borgnine, in a "spectacular flop" about elderly bank robbers. When: 8 p.m Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Cost: $6 Info:

Midtown Miracle Community Garden Gathering What: This first-ever gathering at the

new garden site is a different type of pot luck. Bring donations of fresh produce, herbs and spices and canned and plastic bottled foods like tuna or peanut butter to donate the 3,600 children served daily by Second Harvest Food Bank. At Midtown Miracle Garden, Corner lot on Abercorn and E. 64th St. Sponsored by MorningStar Cultural Arts Group. When: 4:30-6 p.m Cost: Free, donations accepted.

Share 3D Celebration

What: Music, chocolate and a "TataTini", a signature drink created by Lulu's for this event. A percentage of the proceeds from sales will be donated to Community Health Mission.For every ten screening 3D mammograms performed at SouthCoast Imaging, a free 3D mammogram will be donated to a Community Health Mission patient. Sponsored by SouthCoast Imaging.

Documentary: Seeds of Death

What: This feature-length documentary exposes the public health dangers of genetically modified foods and features leading scientists, physicians, professors, attorneys and activists. Presented by Occupy Savannah. When: 7 p.m Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Cost: Free and open to the public Info: When: 5:30-7:30 p.m Where: Lulu's Chocolate Bar, 42 MLK,

Jr. Blvd.

Cost: Free admission. Cash bar.

Tibetan Monks at the Jepson: Creating the Mandala

What: Daily sand painting, construction of the mandala continues by the Tibetan monks of Drepung Loseling monastery. When: Sep. 23-28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m Where: Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Info:


Thursday Savannah Jazz Festival: Blues Night

What: 6pm Savannah State University Gospel Choir 7pm Eric Culberson Band 8:15pm E.G. Kight (Sponsored by Seacrest Partners) 9:30pm Watermelon Slim & The Workers Blues Night sponsored in part by Capital A Productions. When: 6-10:45 p.m Where: Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:

Savannah Jazz Festival: Late Night Jam Sessions

What: Head over to the Jazz Festival

after-party, for impromptu jam sessions with festival headliners and Savannah regulars. When: -28, 11 p.m Where: Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant, 402 MLK Blvd. Cost: Free admission. Cash bar. Info:

Andrzej Mokry, guitar

What: A performance by this interna-

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faculty position in Germany. When: 2 p.m Where: AASU Fine Arts Auditorium, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public Info: 912-344-2801.

Cabaret Night: Sondheim Night at the Lucas

What: A night of Sondhiem’s work with selections from Sweeney Todd, Gyspy, A Little Night Music, and more.BYOB (wine only, please.) Two VIP tickets include a bottle of champagne. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: $30. Student $15. VIP $100. Info: 912-525-5050.

Documentary: Seeds of Death

What: This feature-length documentary exposes the public health dangers of genetically modified foods and features leading scientists, physicians, professors, attorneys and activists. Presented by Occupy Savannah. When: 7 p.m Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Cost: Free and open to the public Info:

Lecture: David Elliott, ‘Art as a Virus’

What: The former director of contemporary art museums in Oxford, England, and Stockholm, and curator of the Istanbul Biennial (2007), Sydney Biennale (2010) and Kiev Biennale (2012) studies the production and reception of art in a historical and contemporary context, analyzing the spread of art like a "virus" among various cultures. When: 5 p.m Where: SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Cost: Museum admission. Free SCAD. Info:

Lecture: Who Owns Moses Dallas?

What: African-American steamboat pilot Moses Dallas worked for the Confederate Navy and guided an assault on the Union blockader Water Witch. Was he killed in battle, and buried with honors

in Laurel Grove Cemetery, or did he fake his death, escape to Jacksonville, Fla., and join the Union Navy? Dr. Maurice Melton, author of "The Best Station of Them All: The Savannah Squadron, 1861-1865" investigates in this lecture. When: 7:30 p.m Where: Ships of The Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Cost: Free admission. Books available for purchase. Info: 912-232-1511

Savannah Sports Council 20th Anniversary Sports Awards Lunch

What: A fundraiser banquet honoring local athletes and partners that have excelled at their given sport or business. When: 11:30 a.m Where: The Savannah Golf Club, 1661 President St. Cost: $425 full table sponsor. $225 half table sponsor. $60 individual ticket. Info: 912-644-6452.

September Buy Local Luncheon

What: Speakers include representatives from Savannah Economic Development Authority and World Trade Center/Savannah. When: 11:30 a.m Where: The Pirate's House, 20 East Broad St. Cost: see website for ticket info Info:

Tibetan Monks at the Jepson: Children’s Sand Painting

What: A hands-on activity for the community to create a sand painting together, in conjunction with this week's mandela creation by the Buddhist monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery. When: 10 a.m.-noon Where: Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Cost: Free and open to the public Info:

What: The Buddhist monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery, in residence this week creating a mandala sand painting, will discuss the symbolism of the sand mandala. When: 5:30 p.m Where: Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:


Cost: Free and open to the public

Savannah Jazz Festival: Late Night Jam Sessions

What: Head over to the Jazz Festival after-party, for impromptu jam sessions with festival headliners and Savannah regulars. When: Sep. 26-28, 11 p.m Where: Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant, 402 Martin Luther King Junior Blvd. Cost: Free admission. Cash bar. Info:

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Savannah Jazz Festival: Friday Festival Night

What: 6-6:45PM Robin Sherman Quartet 7-8PM UNF Jazz Ensemble featuring Alon Yavnai (Sponsored by Melaver Foundation) 8:15-9:15PM The Greg Lewis Trio (Sponsored by International Paper) 9:30-10:45 Jeremy Davis & The Equinox Orchestra (Sponsored by Tate Law Firm) When: 6-10:45 p.m Where: Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St.

What: Join Savannah's bicycle community for a free ride to raise awareness for bike rights. When: Last Friday of every month, 6 p.m Where: Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St.

Dance concert: Xperimento

What: The Latino Heritage Week wrapup concert with this Latin reggaeurban soul band bringing dance beats. Armstrong Student Union Ballroom When: 7-9 p.m Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:

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Music: The Newsboys "Restart Tour"

What: Australian Christian pop group with multi-gold records stops in Savannah on their comeback tour. With For King & Country, Rapture Ruckus. When: 7 p.m Where: Calvary Baptist Temple, 4625 Waters Ave. Cost: G.A.: $23 / Gold Circle $45 / VIP $75 / Group $19 Info: 1-855-223-1008

Theatre: Equus

What: Collective Face Theatre Ensemble opens its season with this Tonywinning British drama. A psychiatrist struggles to get inside the mind of a young stable boy who blinded six horses in a violent fit of passion. When: 8 p.m Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $20 Gen. Adm. $15 seniors/students/active mil. Info: 912-232-0018.


Saturday Savannah Jazz Festival: Final Night What: The final evening of the Jazz

Festival, under the stars. 4:30-5:30PM Charleston Latin Jazz Collective 6:45-7:45PM The Savannah/CJA Hall Of Fame 7-8PM Doug & Jean Carn Quartet 8:15-9:15PM The Joey DeFrancisco Trio (Sponsored by Magic Marc/The Magic Puppet) 9:30-10:45 Tom Scott with The Savannah Jazz Orchestra (Sponsored by Miner Family Winery) When: 4:30-10:45 p.m Where: Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Cost: Free and open to the public

Savannah Jazz Festival: Late Night Jam Sessions

What: Head over to the Jazz Festival after-party, for impromptu jam sessions with festival headliners and Savannah regulars. When: Sep. 26-28, 11 p.m Where: Rancho Alegre Cuban Restau-

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6 rant, 402 Martin Luther King Junior Blvd. Cost: Free admission. Cash bar. Info:

Butterfly, Hummingbird and Dragonfly Gardening

What: Learn how to attract butterflies

and other pollinators to your garden. Guides for planting and information about butterfly and dragonfly species will be available. Talk followed by tours. When: 2 p.m Where: Savannah Ogeechee Canal Museum and Nature Center, 681 Fort Argyle Rd. Cost: $3 Adults, $1 Children Info: savannahogeecheecanalsociety. org

Forsyth Farmers Market

What: Local and regional produce, honey, meat, dairy, pasta, baked goods and other delights. Rain or shine. When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m Where: Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St.

Ogeechee Riverkeeper Annual Membership Meeting

The Goliards

What: The Savannah-based quartet sings La Sirena, a program of romances, lullabies, and story-songs from the Sephardic heritage, sung in Ladino and accompanied on period instruments. When: 3 p.m Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 34th & Abercorn Sts. Cost: $10 Info: 912-495-9081.


Tybee Light Station Fall Festival What: Family-friendly activities. Pro-

ceeds benefit painting project. When: 2-7 p.m Where: Tybee Island Lighthouse, 30 Meddin Ave. Cost: Free and open to the public.

Your State Parks Day: Free Admission to State Parks

What: Get to know a Georgia state park

by visiting or volunteering at a park or historic site. Parking fees and admission is free. See website for list of participating parks. When: Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:


Sunday Chorale Concert

What: The 14th Southeastern Choral Arts Festival opens with its Vocal Chamber Ensemble and University Chorale in joint concert. When: 7 p.m Where: AASU Fine Arts Auditorium, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: $6 Gen. Adm. Free Armstrong ID. Info:

The Goliards

What: Quartet sings La Sirena, a program of romances, lullabies, and storysongs from the Sephardic heritage. When: 3 p.m Where: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 34th & Abercorn Sts. Cost: $10 Info:


What: Guest speaker and familyfriendly activities for everyone. Bring a covered dish to share. Meat and beverages provided by Ogeechee Riverkeeper. Old Freeman Family Farm, 626 Scarboro Hwy, Sylvania, GA 30467 When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m Cost: $20/adult and $15/student under 15. Day of event: $30/adult and $20/ student under 15

Theatre: Equus

What: Collective Face Theatre Ensemble opens its season with this Tonywinning British drama. A psychiatrist struggles to get inside the mind of a young stable boy who blinded six horses in a violent fit of passion. When: 8 p.m Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $20 Gen. Adm. $15 seniors/students/active mil. Info: 912-232-0018.

Tibetan Monks at the Jepson: Children’s Sand Painting

What: A hands-on activity for the community to create a sand painting together, based on this week's mandala sand painting by the Tibetan Buddhist monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery. When: 1-3 p.m Where: Jepson Center, 207 W York St. Cost: Free and open to the public.

"Music with a Mission" Concert featuring Organist Jeff Jones

What: The first concert of a four concert series. Highlights include works by Bach, Dubois, Alain, Vierne and others. When: 3 p.m Where: First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Cost: Free and open to the public. Donations accepted for Union Mission.

Theatre: Equus

What: Collective Face Theatre Ensemble opens its season with this Tonywinning British drama. A psychiatrist struggles to get inside the mind of a young stable boy who blinded six horses in a violent fit of passion. When: 3 p.m Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $20 Gen. Adm. $15 seniors/students/active mil. Info: 912-232-0018.

Tibetan Monks at the Jepson: Mandala Completion, De-construction, and Closing Ceremony

What: The final day of the residency by the Tibetan Buddhist monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery. 12pm - 1pm: Completion of the mandala sand painting. 2-3pm: The Monks begin deconstructing the mandala. 3pm: Monks and audience members process from the Jepson Center to the Savannah River. Where: Jepson Center, 207 W York St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:

Variety Fare Concert featuring Vocalist Kelly Blackmarr Carlile

Tibetan Monks at the Jepson: Mandala Completion, De-construction, and Closing Ceremony

What: The final day of the residency by the Tibetan Buddhist monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery. 12pm - 1pm: Completion of the mandala sand painting. 2-3pm: The Monks begin deconstructing the mandala, and distribute some of the sand to the audience. 3pm: Monks and audience members process from the Jepson Center to the end of the Barnard Street ramp on the Savannah River, to release the remaining sand into the river to disperse the mandala’s healing energies throughout the world. Where: Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info:

What: A mix of classical, Broadway, jazz, and folk songs. Accompanied by guitarist Bill Smith and bassist Mitch Hennes. Reception to follow. When: 4 p.m Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Donations encouraged.

Vinyl Appreciation

What: How-to-DJ demos from 5pm6pm. Graveface Records & Curiosities sells new and used records on site and Foxy Loxy provides treats. When: Last Sunday of every month, 5-10 p.m Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd. Cost: $3 donation Info:


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week at a glance | from previous page Cost: Free. Registration is required. Info: (912) 652-7981.

Armstrong's Choral Arts Festival Choir Concert What: Armstrong’s 14th Southeastern

Choral Arts Festival concludes with the Choral Arts Festival Choir in concert under the direction of renowned conductor/composer Vijay Singh. When: 7:30 p.m Where: AASU Fine Arts Auditorium, 11935 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the pulic. Info:

Is Starting a Business for You?

What: A workshop on how to start a business. Learn to identify frauds and scams billed as business opportunities, consider space and time needs, identify factors that contribute to success. Sponsored by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension-Chatham County and Small Business Development Center. When: 5:30-7 p.m Where: Moses Jackson Advancement Center, 1410B Richards Street.




Film: Picture Mommy Dead (1966, USA)



What: Psychotronic Film Society presents Zsa Zsa Gabor and Don Ameche in the tale of a young girl released from an insane asylum after witnessing her mother's death. When: 8 p.m Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Cost: $6 Info:

Savannah Entrepreneurial Stories featuring Ed Rieker

What: Session features Ed Rieker, who has a successful track record building and selling software businesses. When: 6-8 p.m Where: Creative Coast Alliance, 15 West York St.

Looking Ahead Mercer Theatre. Savannah Jazz Festival: Blues on the Green. Sept. 26, Forsyth Park. Mercer Cabaret Night. Oct. 17. Lucas Theatre. Savannah Jazz Festival: Jazz Under the Stars. Film: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Oct. Sept. 27, Forsyth Park. 18, Lucas Theatre. Savannah Jazz Festival: Jazzy Picnic Bay Street Theatre: The Rocky Horror in the Park. Sept. 28, Forsyth Park. Show. Oct. 18-31, Club One. Eddie Griffin. Oct. 4, Johnny Vienna Boys Choir. Oct. 18, Cathedral Mercer Theatre. of St. John the Baptist. Broadway Cabaret. Oct. 3, Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival. Lucas Theatre. Oct. 19, Richmond Hill. Film: Beetlejuice. Oct. 4, Lucas Savannah Philharmonic: Fauvre’s Theatre. Requiem. Oct. 20, Lucas Theatre. Blithe Spirit. Oct. 4-21, Tybee Savannah Stage Co.: The Turn of Arts Association Black Box. the Screw. Oct. 25-Nov. 3, S.P.A.C.E. Loretta Lynn. Oct. 6, Johnny Savannah Film Festival. Oct. 26Mercer Theatre. Nov. 2. Picnic in the Park. Oct. 6, Forsyth Shalom Y’all Jewish Food Festival. Oct. Park. 27, Forsyth Park. Nicholas Sparks. Oct. 8, Trustees Disney On Ice. Oct. 30-Nov. 3, MLK Loretta Lynn Theater. Arena. JJ Grey & Mofro. Oct. 10, Lucas The Foundry: Film and live dance by Theatre. choreographer Alex Ketley, Nov. 2, Jepson Center. Tybee Island Pirate Fest. Oct. 10-13. Asbury Memorial Theatre: Our Town. Nov. 7-16. Savannah Greek Festival. Oct 10-12, St. Paul’s Mike Epps. Nov. 9, Johnny Mercer Theatre. Greek Orthodox Church. Rock and Roll Marathon. Nov. 9. CBGB opens. Oct. 11. Jim Brickman. Nov. 11, Lucas Theatre. Hunter Hayes. Oct. 11, Johnny Mercer Theatre. Savannah Food & Wine Festival. Nov. 11-17. Savannah Folk Music Festival. Oct. 11-13. Joe Bonamassa. Nov. 13, Johnny Mercer Theatre. Film: Edward Scissorhands. Oct. 11, Lucas Telfair Art Fair. Nov. 15-17. Theatre. Children’s Book Festival. Nov. 16, Forsyth Park. Film: The Silence of the Lambs. Oct. 12, Lucas Bay Street Theatre: Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Theatre. Club One, Nov. 21-24. Stattsfest. Oct. 13, Muse Arts Warehouse. Savannah Philharmonic: Big Band Pops. Nov. 21, National tour: Mamma Mia! Oct. 17, Johnny Lucas Theatre. CS

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In one of the classic, Bill Shatner-era Star Trek episodes, the intrepid crew of the Enterprise discover a planet which has “evolved” to the point where there’s no war. All international disputes are settled by a computer which determines the number of casualties, chosen at random from the populace. As part of their patriotic duty, the citizens earmarked for sacrifice meekly queue up to march into “disintegration booths,” convinced it’s better than actual, messy warfare. Capt. Kirk, the embodiment of robust Western humanism, of course objects to this clinical, detached way of war — especially when he and his crew are informed they’ve been designated as casualties. Like all the old Trek episodes, it’s less sci-fi than morality tale. Strangely, I was vaguely reminded of this episode after the most recent mass shooting, at the Navy Yard in Washington DC. Perhaps you heard about it? The day after the massacre a Facebook friend posted that he was deeply unsettled by the conspicuous lack of discussion about the shooting in social media. He was worried it signaled acceptance of the unacceptable. There wasn’t even the usual “guns good/guns bad” flame war. I responded, weakly, that perhaps we’d all finally learned there’s usually more than meets the eye with these mass shootings, and that people were waiting for all the facts before reaching a conclusion. Mine was wishful thinking. My Facebook friend was right; nobody really cared anymore. President Obama, who’s had to give remarks after more of these heinous events than any other president by far, sensed the

same thing. I’m going to quote at length here from his remarks after the shooting, not only because they’re spot on, but mostly because I’m pretty sure you didn’t hear them: “By now… it should be clear that the change we need will not come from Washington, even when tragedy strikes Washington... After all the speeches and all the punditry and all the commentary, nothing happens,” the president said. “Alongside the anguish of these American families, alongside the accumulated outrage so many of us feel, sometimes I fear there’s a creeping resignation, that these tragedies are just somehow the way it is.” He concluded: “No other advanced nation endures this kind of violence. None. Here in America, the murder rate is three times what it is in other developed nations. The murder rate with guns is 10 times what it is in other developed nations. And there’s nothing inevitable about it. It comes about because of decisions we make or fail to make.” He’s right. Every word is right. And none of it will matter. I’ve spilled so much ink over the years writing in earnest despair over the issue of rampant gun violence and about things we need to do to address the problem. But today I share those feelings of resignation the president wearily describes.

After 9/11, Americans were appalled by the fatalism of those in the Middle East who could obliviously go on with life amidst regular suicide bombings, seemingly resigned to them. The day after some delusional fanatic would blow himself and dozens of others to smithereens with an explosive vest, the cameras would show villagers bustling back to the marketplace, the sand still smeared with blood and body parts, the dusty air still redolent of violent death. Like Capt. Kirk, our sense of fair play was offended. Our Greek/Roman/European idea that we all can control our own destiny — if only we show enough determination and heart! — was shaken by these people who faced the most suddenly horrific, dismembering kind of death with merely a shrug. “Insha’allah,” is the Arabic phrase. God willing. God willing, we won’t get blown up today like they got blown up yesterday. Nothing you can do. Just accept. Turns out we’re not so far apart. Like them, and like that kitschy but prophetic Trek script from the late ‘60s, Americans have become so desensitized to random death that we’ve resigned ourselves to it. In our case the grim reaper comes not wearing a vest lined with C-4, nor as the figment of a screenwriter’s imagination, but as a stranger with a Glock, a Bushmaster, an AR-15, a shotgun, a high-capacity magazine. As a journalist, and I guess as an American, I have to believe that fatalism isn’t the answer, cannot be the answer. I believe the president is right when he says, it’s about “decisions we make, or fail to make.” But the first decision is the decision to care. cs

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College Issue cover lacked diversity

Editor, I enjoyed the college issue. My only problem is the cover.

There are no noticeably black students. You have what looks like an Asian female student; perhaps a Hispanic male student and two Caucasians.

This is Savannah. What gives? At some point the descendants of the folks who built this lovely city brick by brick by slave-pen brick need a light due.

Just a little. I look forward to next year’s issue. Peace. CYWW BA MED



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The Vice President visited Savannah… and I didn’t even get a lousy T-shirt We media types are busybodies. We like to be in the know, and not just because we are information hoarders who swear we will one day find a use for all those random facts. (Did you know that sloths can turn their heads almost 360 degrees? Fascinating.) When interesting things happen and important people visit, we want to be there so we can help others know more about the world around them. And, because some of us are kind of fame whores. So when we at Connect did not receive a media invitation to the appearance of Vice President Joe Biden at the Port of Savannah last week, there was a small amount of pouting. Well, I pouted. Editor-inchief Jim Morekis, who is used to corporate PR people overlooking (or perhaps purposefully slighting) this city’s only independent weekly newspaper, counseled me that crashing the Vice Presidential Port Party would likely get me tazed and possibly fired. As other local media brigades were poised near the stacks of Maersk containers when Vice President Biden took the podium last Monday, I was left to comb through video clips and selfies of lucky Facebook friends for details about my second favorite political crush (next to Elizabeth Warren, duh.) The twinkling eyes! The Honey Badger swagger! Those teeth! “His smile IS very dazzling in person,” confirmed Georgia Tech communications officer and Army veteran Brandy Mai, whose own grin sparkled quite nicely in her photo op with the VP. Mai generously shared her take on the VP’s charm and accessibility, relaying that he singled out a few local longshoremen for a private conversation. She added that she was “most impressed with how he genuinely

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took the time to thank our troops for their service.” *Jealous sniff*. Maybe the port PR folks considered this paper too little or too liberal or both to include in the VP’s audience. There is the small matter of our occasional antithetical editorials about the proposed river dredging, but we’re only considering the perspective of locals who prefer their drinking water without salt. Surely, the Port Authority is not some mean second grade teacher who locks the slightly unruly kids in the coat closet during storytime. Besides, it would take a lot more than a couple of Nosy Parkers asking questions about Speece cones to tip that sacred cow. Speaking of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, that’s the whole reason Vice President Biden touched down here in the first place. The Veep heralded the deepening as vital for the American economy, a keystone in a

country-wide shore up of transportation infrastructure and the fastest way to create decent, well-paying employment for middle class Americans. He urged a political collaboration to “get this done, come hell or high water,” a sentiment that elicited tremendous cheering from the crowd of 500, or from what I could tell from the screenshots. (In his speech, VP Biden also bafflingly alluded to 600,000 manufacturing jobs left unfilled because American workers have not been “trained in photosynthesis” and other technologies, but Joe sometimes says weird stuff.) Basically, the only way the VP could have made the Georgia Port Authority and its political supporters happier would have been to jump out of a cake with a giant Ed McMahon Publisher’s Clearinghouse check for $650 million made out to SHEP. Thing is, he gave almost exactly the same speech earlier that morning in South Carolina, which has its own harbor deepening enterprise brewing at the Port of Charleston. As you probably know, Savannah and Charleston are like those hyper kids vying for their teachers’ attention, which lately translates into the billions of federal dollars currently being divvied up in Congress as part of the Water Resources Reform Development Act (WRRDA). As ever-more goods are manufactured and shipped around the globe, part of the national economic development strategy is to encourage every port on the East Coast to dig a little deeper to accommodate the Godzilla post-Panamax ships taking over the world’s commerce. The overall projected economic windfall is substantial, no denying it. The argument goes that both Georgia and South Carolina must deepen their ports to remain competitive, but the competition for business will be fiercer than ever. Larger ships carrying stuff in and out could mean those ships will call on fewer ports, so how those grandiose returns will be split remains a mystery. It was sweet of the VP not to play favorites between us squabbling

$650 million price tag accounts for projected environmental damage — a sure indicator that this river is “illsuited for expansion.” I know the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has sussed all this out, working into SHEP’s plan the purchase of more land for the Savannah Wildlife Refuge to replace the freshwater marsh that will be destroyed and the construction of a freshwater reservoir just in case the saltwater intake at the Abercorn section of the river turns our sweet tea salty. (Whether it’s used or not, the reservoir will cost a half million dollars a year to maintain, paid by City of Savannah taxpayers.) “We believe that the mitigation we have planned will be more than adequate for the impact it will have on the river,” assured Corps spokesperson Billy Birdwell. So it should all be fine. Still, given the chance, I might have shared with the Vice President the nagging uneasiness that once in a while, estimated risks can be greater than they appear (see: Levees, New Orleans.) The suit brought against the project by the Southern Environmental Law Center may have been settled earlier this year, but a South Carolina court ruled that the project can’t go ahead until the Corps provides proof that the dozen 18-foot Speece cones coming to the river are really going to work. My breath, it is bated. Would I have suggested to the VP that Charleston’s port should get the federal money and Savannah’s should not? No way, José! I love my city and good jobs and a big busty economy as much as anyone. But I will keep reminding my fellow Savannahians that the environmental and economic effects of the dredging may be good for some, but bad and ugly for you and me if it doesn’t work exactly as promised. With all due respect to the Atlantabased Port Authority, we’re the ones who are going to have to live here, not Gov. Deal and his cronies. Not the mid-state folks to whom most of those new, middle-class-paying jobs will go to. And as much as I would have liked to shake his hand, not my main dude Biden. So if I’d had the chance, I would have asked him to clarify a few things for us. After I’d snapped my own selfie, of course. cs

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siblings, and I certainly can’t chide him for recycling material, because coming up with new shit all the time is HARD. If I’d had the chance, however, I would have risked a taze by the Secret Service to press him on the differences in the two projects, because they’re figuratively much further apart than the 100 miles of coastline between them: The Charleston port still hasn’t figured out whether it’s feasible to dig to 48, 50 or 52 feet in its already existing harbor while SHEP can only safely excavate from 42 feet to its absolute limit of 47 feet for 37 miles out to the middle of the ocean. Our project is going to cost $650 million; Charleston is asking for $300 million. South Carolina already has most of that earmarked anyway, so it’s likely that expansion will happen with or without federal cash. Our own Gov. Deal is pushing GA legislators to shunt aside more money if the feds don’t come through, a heavy brunt for taxpayers already watching their public education system and other state services crumble before their eyes. While I am all for expanded employment opportunities for Savannah, many questions remain about how many and what kind of local jobs SHEP is going to generate. With more toys and clothes and appliances moving through the Port of Savannah, I also wonder if the private companies sure to benefit will pass on their increased revenues to the thousands of port truckers who currently spend hours idling and waiting for their rigs to be packed and unpacked. These “sharecroppers on wheels” net less than minimum wage, and Teamsters organizer Ben Speight believes the deepening will only make things worse if trucking companies don’t evolve with the harbor expansion. “With federal funds, there should be federal labor standards,” advocates Speight, who is helping the truckers organize a union that will classify them as employees rather than independent contractors. Also, I’d have picked a bone with the VP about those pesky environmental concerns, including the possible permanent salination of Savannah’s drinking water and the need to oxygenate the Savannah River with technology never before implemented on such a grand scale. Environmentalists continue to point out that over half of SHEP’s

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Thinking down the road When you are decrying the supposed wastefulness of government spending, your go-to word is “pothole.” If you imagine it as a tool used to construct such arguments, its handle would be worn smooth by repeated use. The pothole is predictably deployed to criticize spending on projects or programs that a person views as frivolous. “Why are we building a [insert name of allegedly unnecessary project here] when there’s a pothole the size of a moon crater on my street!” Street maintenance is an important government function, no doubt, and particularly from a bicycling perspective. You haven’t truly experienced a pothole until you’ve hit one on a bicycle. In fact, the first paved roads in our country came to us courtesy of bicyclists, who began lobbying for better roads in the 1880s. This elevated the need for a national road system and led to the creation of the agency we know today as the Federal Highway Administration. This historical fact makes it all the more frustrating when bicycle projects, such as the Truman Greenway, are singled out as worthy of consideration only after “real problems” are addressed. This mindset underestimates both the need for an expanded bicycle network in Savannah and the economic, public safety and other benefits to be derived from investing in active transportation. The advocacy organization Georgia Bikes examined census data last week and reported, “Nationally, 2012 saw an impressive 10 percent increase in

bicycle commuters since 2011. Since 2000, bicycle commuting has risen more than 60 percent.” In our state around 2 percent of working Georgians said they either walked or rode a bicycle to work in 2012 and another 2 percent indicated transit is their main mode of commuting. And there is reason to believe the number of people who don’t drive is underestimated. Sadly, people who bicycle and walk to work and other destinations, “represented a grossly disproportionate 15.5 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2012,” according to Brent Buice, executive director of Georgia Bikes. “If for no other reason than safety — and there are plenty of other worthy reasons — Georgia must commit meaningful transportation investments toward improving both bicycle and pedestrian facilities.” Reasonable people understand that public expenditures of this kind are proper and beneficial uses of our tax dollars. Some folks, however, will go back to the toolbox and pull out the second most popular implement: congestion. Ah, traffic! How do we fix it? Wider and faster roads of course! That’s been the status quo “solution” to traffic congestion for decades. But times are changing and massive spending on automobile-only infrastructure — to the exclusion of bicycle, pedestrian and transit projects — will soon be regarded as a colossal mistake. A study released last month by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group reveals, “After 60 years of almost constant increases in the annual number of miles Americans drive, since 2004 Americans have decreased their driving per-capita for eight years in a row.” PIRG’s state-by-state analysis shows that average per-person vehicle miles travelled is down 11.68 percent

in Georgia. Only four other states showed larger declines in driving. As similar research has concluded, the decrease in driving cannot be tied to the economic downturn. In fact, the study finds that, “The states with the biggest reductions in driving miles generally were not the states hit hardest by the economic downturn. The majority—almost three-quarters—of the states where per-person driving miles declined more quickly than the national average actually saw smaller increases in unemployment compared to the rest of the nation.” In addition, the study indicates, “Driving miles per person are down especially sharply among Millennials.” On the other end of the age spectrum, growing research describes the perils seniors encounter as they grow older in automobile-centric communities, including isolation, depression, health problems and dependence on family members for transportation. An AARP report, “Aging in Place: A State Survey of Livability Policies and Practices,” concludes that “Increased mobility options can reduce reliance on transportation by personal car” and recommends, “designing ‘Complete Streets’ to enable all users, regardless of age or ability, to get to where they want to go.” This underscores the fact that many seniors will still be able to walk, ride bicycles and use transit after driving is no longer possible for safety or economic reasons. Many Savannahians know the longawaited Truman Greenway and other bicycle pedestrian infrastructure projects are not wasteful, misguided or extravagant. They are prudent investments that will serve citizens now and in the future. If we are smart enough to undertake these projects today, we’ll be in much better condition — physically and fiscally — down the road. cs

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Wearing a tiny black-and-white portrait of her deceased son around her neck, Allen waited patiently for her appointment with members of the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole last Wednesday morning at the Coastal Georgia Center. The softspoken Alabaman was one of several hundred people who traveled from near and far for Victims Visitors’ Day, a day-long program that gives victims of violent crime and their families an opportunity to discuss the parole status of the offenders that have irrevocably affected their lives. “He was our only child,” said Allen,

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Parole Board Chairman Albert Murray spoke on the importance of giving crime victims an opportunity to meet face-to-face with the board.

Lateria Hamilton (right, with her mother Joanne) came to make sure the man who shot her six times in 2006 serves his entire sentence.

but you don’t,” said DA Heap. “We can’t make you whole again, but we can give you what you need so that you know you are not forgotten.” Coordinated by the Office of Victims’ Services that serves both the Georgia Dept. of Corrections and the State Board of Paroles and Pardons, Victims Visitors’ Days help bring closure for those living with the effects of violent crime. Attendees also receive counseling about other victim services available through the state, including the Victim Offender Program that allows people to confront the perpetrators in a controlled environment.

All decisions concerning the parole of prisoners in the state of Georgia are decided upon by Chairman Murray and the rest of the Atlanta-based Parole Board, and hearing from the victims helps them rule whether an inmate deserves an early release from prison. (Inmates do not meet with the board.) All five members of the board and approximately 30 staff members were present Wednesday. “We get the impact statements, the protest letters and the other documents, but there is no substitute for the face-to-face meetings we’ll have today,” said Murray, adding that he

This was just the second event hosted in Savannah since the program’s inception in 2006, and over 140 appointments — some with entire families in attendance — were on the schedule, plus some expected walk-ins. Those arriving were greeted by a fleet of friendly representatives from the Office of Victims’ Services, dressed in matching yellow sweater sets and gently coaxing people to their designated meeting places. “We will meet with every single person and stay until they’ve had their say,” promised Board Chairman Albert Murray.

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and the board consider each case individually. “We know that these victims’ lives will never be the same due to the severe nature of the crimes, but we hope there is some healing in the process.” Lateria Hamilton knows speaking to the Parole Board won’t heal the multiple injuries she survived when Wallace Orr broke into her home on East Henry Street in 2006 and shot her six times, but she was eager to keep her appointment for other reasons. “He’s up for parole this year, and I

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Chatham County Victims Witness Assistance Director Cheryl Rogers (left) spoke with members of local law enforcement.

want him to do all his time,” declared Hamilton, who brought along her mother, Joanne, for support. Hamilton, who still has a bullet in her torso — as well as a pin in her hip and a steel rod in her thigh — as a result of the assault, also planned to ask the board to ban Orr from the county after he’s released in 2015. “I still fear for my life from that man,” she said. “I don’t want him anywhere near here.” Victims Visitors’ Days are in high demand around Georgia, and the next Savannah event may not come around again for a few years. “There’s a lot of state to cover,” explains Chatham County Victim Witness Assistance Program director Cheryl Rogers. As a local victims advocate through the DA’s office for the last 28 years, Rogers was pleased with efforts of the Parole Board and the day’s turnout.

“It’s a way for victims to continue to have a voice,” she said, noting that some of the day’s attendees were addressing cases from as long ago as the 1980s and came from as far away as Michigan. For those who work in this corner of the criminal justice system, the victims are the most important aspect of a crime, much deserving of time and resources that are mostly reserved for inmates and administration. Coincidentally, it was Rogers who helped Marion Allen navigate the judicial process during the highprofile trial of her son’s killer a dozen years ago. As Allen was escorted to see the board by one of the kindly women in yellow, Rogers gave her a smile and a little wave. “They’re not victims to me, they’re victors,” nodded Rogers. “They’re just so brave.” cs

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The direct hit on the USS Savannah was captured on film by war correspondents off the coast of Italy on September 11, 1943.

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This month marks the 70th anniversary of WWII’s Battle of Salerno, and a new exhibit at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum brings the war home, literally. Battle Voices is a collection of personal accounts and recently-acquired treasures that uncovers new depth of the events of Sept. 11, 1943 aboard the USS Savannah (CL-42), the light cruiser named for the Hostess City. In the fall of that year, the war was in full swing as the Allies employed weapons from air, land and sea to fight the Nazis and its associate Axis countries. The U.S Army continued its drive along the coast of Italy, supported by the U.S. Navy’s Southern Attack Force from the North Atlantic. As part of the attack force, the Savannah had conducted patrols from Algiers to Brazil and destroyed enemy tanks on the shores of Sicily with its big guns. But near the harbor of Salerno on Sept. 11, the mighty cruiser met a fiery fate: Using a technology that had not been witnessed before in warfare, the Germans dropped a

radio-controlled Fritz X glide bomb from a plane 18,000 feet in the sky and guided it directly into the No. 3 gun turret of the Savannah. The first explosion smashed through the hull and set off the ammunition stored in the lower decks. The ship continued to detonate on the inside for another thirty minutes, leaving a 60-foot gouge in her port side seam. All in the front third of the hull — 197 sailors and nine officers — were killed by fire or smoke. Incredibly, the remaining crew managed to put out the fires, seal off the flooding and stay afloat, and the ship arrived the next day in Malta under her own steam. The episode remains significant to maritime history, and the staff of Ships of the Sea felt compelled to commemorate the anniversary of the dramatic battle. Though few of the

survivors remain, their experiences that day continue to enthrall and inspire. “I knew I didn’t want to do a Wikipedia version,” says Ships of the Sea curator Wendy Melton. “I wanted the firsthand accounts of what these guys went through.” Though the museum has several items related to the Savannah (including the ship’s bell) in its archives, Melton wanted artifacts that revealed more about the experience aboard the ship during those excruciating hours. She trolled veteran’s sites searching for photos and stories, and hit paydirt when she found Deborah Southward of Pittsfield, Illinois. Southward is the daughter of Yeoman Warren H. Hahn, who kept the Savannah’s log. She readily donated the “General Quarters Narrative” that her father brought home after the war. Melton set to work preparing the narrative for viewing. As she turned the pages of the typed script, she realized that the best way for people to immerse themselves in this first-person account was to read it themselves.

However, due to its delicate nature, repeated handling of the narrative would quickly destroy it. So Melton painstakingly reproduced the log, down to the purple mimeograph ink and distressed paper. Visitors to the exhibit can now touch the words, experiencing the heightening panic onboard as it was written by Yeoman Hahn. “I’m lucky as a curator that I get to hold this stuff, but most people have to see it from a case. This way, you can actually thumb through and read it,” she explains. Coupled with the fact-based data of the ship’s log, Battle Voices presents a poignant look at the battle from within — as well as without: A team of war correspondents with cameras was present on the bay that day, and shots of the bomb exploding on the Savannah are incorporated in the short loop created by local filmmaker Michael Jordan playing on a monitor in the corner. The exhibit is installed on the second floor near the magnificentlycrafted model of the Savannah

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L: USS Savannah Yeoman Warren H. Hahn, who kept the ship’s log during the battle. R: Rescuing survivors after the direct hit.

(already part of the museum’s permanent collection) and can be viewed through Dec. 31. Also on display is the silver tea service that was onboard the Savannah during the battle. Donated during its first visit to the Hostess City in 1938 by local schoolchildren who raised $1,500 (quite a sum back then!) to purchase it, the set currently belongs to the City of Savannah and may still

be used on ships named Savannah. Note: The 9,500-ton, 600-foot, USS Savannah (CL-42) is not to be confused with the decommissioned oil tanker USS Savannah (AOR-4) or the USS Savannah 1842, a frigate ironically used by the Union Army off the coast of Georgia during the Civil War. (The “CL” designates the kind of ship and “4” is its class. It’s a Navy thing.) After its tribulations in Italy, the cruiser Savannah was quickly

repaired and went on to transport President Roosevelt for peace talks with Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin. It served until the last days of WWII and was deemed a “magic carpet” for its use in bringing soldiers home from Europe after the war. After a respectable post-war career as a training ship, the USS Savannah (CL-42) was decommissioned and sold for scrap in 1960. For those who served aboard, however, those few intense hours off the coast of Salerno, Italy held the most

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Body in the river Metro Police Marine Patrol officers are scanning the east end of the Savannah riverfront in search of a male reportedly seen in the river Sunday morning.

Divers from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department and Savannah Fire and Rescue, aided by officers on shore and on boats belonging to SCMPD, Savannah Fire, U.S. Coast Guard and Georgia Department of Natural Resources and a coast guard helicopter had searched the area for several hours.  Metro divers were forced to discontinue their search about 1 p.m. when falling tides created currents that were too dangerous for the underwater search to continue.  Two witnesses said they saw the black male appearing to be in his teens or early 20s sitting along the

waterfront and then heard a splash. They reported seeing him in the water asking for help but were unable to get a nearby rope to him before he sank. Anyone with information on the identity of the male who was reportedly wearing a white shirt and no shoes is asked to call Emergency 911. • Police have intensified their search for one of six suspects considered armed and dangerous and arrested another. Police expanded their search for David Randy Daniels Jr., 21, to Florida and South Carolina. He is wanted for the murder of Syheem Spaulding, 15, and Dominique Bright, 18, and the shooting of Sha’nai Harris, 15, at East 39th and Cedar streets on July 30. Violent Crimes detectives continue to warn anyone who knows the location of Daniels not to approach him but to call Emergency 911 immediately. They also can call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). A second fugitive, Toney Coppock, 23, was arrested Thursday

night by members of the U.S. Marshals Southeastern Regional Fugitive Task Force and Metro officers who were searching a residence on East Bolton Street. He was armed when apprehended and in possession of ammunition and narcotics. Coppock has been charged with criminal attempt at murder, aggravated assault and violation of probation for the shooting of Gerald Williams, Jr., on the 3100 block of Skidaway Road, July 16. Also arrested were Elaunah Burroughs, 18, for hindering apprehension (felony) and Brittany Coppock, 23, for a Chatham County Contempt of Court Warrant. • A collaborative effort between the United States Marshals, Effingham County Sheriff, the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, the GBI and the GA Department of Corrections, and Georgia State Parole conducted checks of registered sex

offenders in Effingham County. This joint operation resulted in the successful location and verification of 83 sex offenders. Of the 83 offenders that were verified, 6 were also on state parole and 40 were on state probation. Four subjects were arrested. One was arrested for a probation violation and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. One was arrested for existing warrants for failure to register as a sex offender and failure to appear in Effingham County. State Parole and State Probation officers each arrested one person for violations of their conditions of supervision. cs

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Until recently, television viewers were at the whim of network executives when it came to scheduling—most had to stay up until 11 PM to catch the full slate of prime-time programming. The exceptions were those in the Central time zone. Since network programming begins and ends an hour earlier there, viewers could get to bed sooner and get more shuteye. Since productivity is dependent on adequate sleep, are (or were) our mid-American brethren more productive than the night owls on the coasts, thanks to TV? —TVC Even conceding that DVRs, streaming video, and other timeshifting advances have now freed countless viewers from the TV schedule’s tyranny, so many things factor into productivity that trying to pin any differences on sleep variations is bound to be hopeless. Sure enough, I haven’t been able to find any proof that the early-to-bedearly-to-rise folk in the middle of the country are noticeably healthier, wealthier, or wiser than those on the coasts. But you know what? Timeshifting technology notwithstanding, they do get more sleep. To review the basics: In the days of radio, broadcasts in the Eastern and Central time zones were simultaneous (making nominal scheduled times in Central one hour earlier), shows were rebroadcast three hours later to the Pacific zone (making nominal scheduled times in Eastern and Pacific the same), and nobody worried much about the thinly populated Mountain zone. When TV arrived, it became customary for Mountain zone outlets to delay the New York feed for an hour (making nominal scheduled times in Central and Mountain the same). This practice persists today: prime time is from 8 till 11 PM in the Eastern and Pacific zones and from 7 till 10 in Central and Mountain, with some local variation.

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How much do broadcast schedules affect the daily lives of people in different parts of the U.S.? It’s not like the entire day’s activities are offset by an hour in the middle of the country compared to the coasts — it’s fair to say lunchtime starts around noon all over. But there are differences. In a 2006 study, researchers examined 35,000 time-use diaries of Americans collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics over two years. Here’s the interesting thing. Sunrise and sunset, which are determined by the rotation and axial tilt of the planet, for God’s sake, have minimal impact on Americans’ schedules, even taking nominal clock differences into account. The big factor is TV. Overall, folks in the Central and Mountain time zones were around 4 percent more likely to be awake at 7 AM and 3.5 percent more likely to be at work by 8 AM—a significant but still fairly modest difference. The variance was more striking at night. We’re often told Americans don’t get enough sleep; the obvious solution is to go to bed sooner. But on the coasts, where the choice is between catching a few more Zs, thereby improving your health, or watching one last show, people tend to TV. How does this translate into productivity? Hard to say—while Easterners started work a little later than those in the Central time zone, researchers also found they were more likely to work over lunch, possibly erasing any productivity gap. Fortunately—at least for the purposes of this column—we have Indiana. Until a 2006 law mandated daylight saving time statewide, three different time schemes were employed within its confines: most of the state’s counties were on Eastern time but didn’t observe DST, while others were on either Eastern or Central but did have DST, thus providing a unique laboratory for time zone research. One analysis of Indiana SAT results from 1997 to 2006 found a clear correlation between local time policy and students’ scores, but didn’t think the issue was Eastern vs. Central; it was that kids in DST counties scored lower. Never mind productivity—as the authors put it: “Starkly expressed, DST appears to cause brain damage.” CS


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“With its neatly cut lawns and luscious tropical vegetation,” wrote a BBC News reporter in July, Miracle Village, Fla., is an “idyllic rural community” of 200 residents - about half of whom are registered sex offenders, attracted to the settlement near Lake Okeechobee because laws and ordinances elsewhere in Florida harshly restrict where they can live (e.g., not within a half-mile of a school or park). Incumbent residents might have been apprehensive in 2009 when a pastor started the local rehabilitation ministry (one even called it a “nightmare on Elm Street”), but since then, no one could recall a single impropriety involving an offender, and lately, 10 to 20 more applications arrive each week (screened to keep out diagnosed pedophiles and those with a history of drugs or violence).

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• Dana Carter’s debut as principal of Calimesa Elementary School in California’s San Bernardino County was quite inauspicious, as parents quickly objected to his August policy of requiring kids to drop to one knee when addressing him. One parent said her daughter was forced to kneel while awaiting his attention and then to rise only when he lifted his arms. Carter said he would discontinue the policy and insisted he had instituted it for “safety” and not because he imagined himself as royalty. • Many consumers already distrust

food imports from China, but the U.S. Unclear on the Concept Department of Agriculture nonethe• In August, the Mother Nature Netless announced recently (and “quiwork website showcased an array of etly,” according to NPR) that it would camping gear seemingly designed for exempt four Chinese companies altothe daintiest of those ostensibly “roughgether from USDA inspections of their ing” it. The Blofield outdoor couch processed chicken exports. The changes inflates in minutes to produce a facsimare part of the department’s moneyile of a Las Vegas lounge sofa. The Rolla saving streamlining that also cuts back Roaster’s 42-inch-long domestic regulation - prosteel fork assures eleposals that have already gance (and evenness) in drawn criticism from the marshmallow-roasting. Government AccountFor fashion-conscious ability Office because they backwoods women, would replace many onMAYONNAISE IS Teva makes high-heeled site USDA inspectors with A BIG SELLER IN hiking sandals ($330). WINNIPEG employees of the food-proThe mother of all Swiss cessing plants themselves. army knives, by Wenga, • It was a tough sell for has so many gadgets performance artists Doug that it suggests a parody Melnyk and Ian Mozdzen of a Swiss army knife. to defend their controTo be a camper is to versial show at the Winsleep in a tent, though, nipeg Fringe Festival in and why not the trailerJuly. (Wrote one reviewer: mounted Opera tent, “What I saw (on the stage) including hardwood were not one, not two, but floors and a wine three mayonnaise enemas. cooler? (I) do not need to see any • A July direct-mail more mayonnaise enemas for the rest campaign by Canada’s Conservative of my lifetime.”) Explained Melnyk, to a Party, intended to show concern for Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reporter the disabled population, might have in July, if all you’re trying to do is “figfallen short, according to a Toronto Star ure out what people want and you report. The first wave of brochures, make it for them, that’s not art. ... “Supporting Jobs for All Canadians” (Y)ou’re just a shoemaker.” (meaning the disabled as well), featured the well-known wheelchair symbol and a message in a series of Braille dots. However, the brochure was useless to

blind recipients, who could neither see the dots nor read them, as the dots were printed on a flat surface. • By her own admission, Joan Hoyt, 61, of St. Louis, has difficulty writing, is easily distracted, needs frequent breaks, and “reads about 2 1/2 times slower than her peers” - yet wants to be a lawyer. She filed a lawsuit recently against the Law School Admission Council for special accommodations to take the standardized admissions test after the council offered to grant her “only” 156 extra minutes for the exam. She also demanded a room by herself with a “white noise” machine and the ability to bring a computer and food and drinks to the exam. (States have made similar accommodations for bar exams - but those applicants have already successfully endured the intellectual rigors of law school.)


• Is oral sex permitted in Orthodox Judaism? If so, must any lubricant used be kosher (or is kosher required only for substances ingested into the body)? These questions were not answered by California’s Trigg Laboratories, which decided recently to vie for a kosher label for eight lines of Ecstasy lubricant under its Wet label - and, following an inspection by the Rabbinical Council of California, was granted it. Many authorities believe that nonkosher products can be used if, like lipstick, they are “applied” but not ingested. • Because We Can, That’s Why: Two

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Jian Yang, 33, a media executive in Singapore, told Reuters in September that he was concerned about the diminishing respect the Mattel Corp. is giving Barbie, reducing production in favor of trendier dolls like those modeled after the Twilight characters. Yang is apparently protective of his collection of more than 6,000 Barbies that dominate his row house — which he estimates has cost him the equivalent of nearly $400,000 since he took up the obsession at age 13. He said his parents have come to accept his passion, but acknowledged that he had a few “ex-girlfriends” who felt “insecure” around his supermodels. Yang also owns about 3,000 non-Barbies, and on his last trip to New York bought 65 more.

department is so proud of shrinking the backlog that it has begun to issue bonus checks to bureaucrats who meet the department’s numerical goals in case-reduction (according to data from the Office of Personnel Management reported in the Washington Post in August). However, another Washington Post story, in September, reported that backlog reduction likely resulted merely from quickly approving the easier cases while the roster of serious or complicated cases continued to grow, along with appeals of decisions too-hastily made by the bonus-clutching department employees.

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About 20 percent of Japan’s adultvideo market is now “elder porn,” with each production featuring one or more studly senior, and Shigeo Tokuda, 76, among the most popular. He told Toronto’s Globe and Mail in October (2010) that he still “performs” physically “without Viagra,” in at least one role a month opposite much younger women. His wife and adult daughter learned only two years ago, by accident, of his late-onset career (which began at age 60 when a filmmaker hired him for his “pervert’s face”). Tokuda figures the “elder porn” genre will grow with Japan’s increasing senior population. CS

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onetime roommates at the University of Michigan announced in August that they have developed a smartphone app to accommodate the questionable number of people who seek an easy way to share leftover food on restaurant plates (to save it from wasteful discarding). Using smartphones’ location service, one diner could offer to clean another’s plate or have a stranger rush to his own table for scraps. “We’re not gonna make millions,” one of the developers told NPR in July.


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It’s all happening: An exceptional show is in the works for this Friday (Sept. 27) at the Sparetime, combining two not-so-disparate art forms: Music and photography. The evening is a fundraiser for the Savannah-produced photographic art magazine Aint-Bad, founded in 2011 by four SCAD alumni: Carson Sanders, Taylor Curry, Caitie Moore and James Jackman. “Photography,” Saunders says, “is our best tool for documentation. Images have the power to influence us today and inform us tomorrow.” Really, why would you want to argue with that? Visit them at Each quarterly issue of Aint-Bad carries a specific theme. “Our aim is to engage a discussion about contemporary culture and human nature

through thought-provoking imagery,” Saunders suggests. A slideshow of 150 images from the upcoming issue, Infinite Progress, will be continuously projected on an outside Sparetime wall from sundown Sept. 27, till midnight. As for the music … “Triathalon and Wet Socks are very close friends of ours,” explains Saunders. “When we had our first fundraiser last year, we asked Triathalon to play and it was a huge success so we knew that we wanted them to participate again this year. They are a busy band, so we were very fortunate to grab them for this event.”

• Rust never sleeps, as we all know, and neither do the fine folks who run the Coastal Jazz Association. Although the 2013 Jazz Festival is in full swing this week — see elsewhere in this issue — the next big concert has already been announced. “Two Divas” will feature Huxsie Scott and Claire Frazier, exemplary vocalists both, with backup from Savannah

Jazz All-Stars Teddy Adams (trombone), Howard Paul (guitar), Eric Jones (piano), Mitch Hennes (bass), Sean Bolden (drums) and Randall Reese (saxophone). It’s Oct. 20 at the Westin Golf Club (although not, as in the past, inside the hotel). • In its third year, the Rock N Roll Marathon hits its stride in Savannah by booking a “headlining” band that

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Savannah, get ready for this: The blues is an ephemeral spirit, writ brutally, in the hard and driving music of the band called People’s Blues of Richmond, playing at Congress Street Social Club Friday the 27th. It’s raw and it’s dirty, blended with crazy Jack White psychedelia and an uncompromising, crawling kingsnake guitar and cheesy organ sound that reminds me of early Mothers of Invention records. Download the new (second) People’s Blues of Richmond album, for free, at the band’s reverb nation page. The band is, you might have guessed, from Virginia, but not for nothing did they choose the name and what it says about them: Look closely, and you’ll see the initials also stand for PBR.

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• Triathalon is a busy bunch of boys this week. Following the Friday night Sparetime show, the quartet will play the Jinx Saturday (that’s Sept. 28), along with Little Tybee and Paleface. • Last week’s debut performance from the Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue was a resounding success. The girls (and the “boylesque” guys) sold out the Jinx, with an out-the-door line once the club reached capacity. Well done! • Junkyard Angel, one of our favorite local bands, makes a rare appearance (they just don’t play out all that much) Oct. 4 at the Sandfly Bar, with Stewart Winfield (yes, them!) sharing the bill. Too good.

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people might have actually heard of. Performing Nov. 9 in Forsyth Park, after the run, will be the 1980s and ‘90s hard rock/metal band Jackyl, best known for “The Lumberjack,” which features a live chainsaw solo. • Next week: The second Niche album arrives, Liquid Ginger throws a party, and the ever-cool Sonen conmes back to town. CS


(Of course, the Triathalon track “Weirdo” was one of the highlights our our recent Connect Playlist, which you should totally check out at, if you haven’t already.) Make Westing (Ben Joyner, Madison Hamburg and Lucas Carpenter) has been around for just a couple of months. The bands start at 10 p.m. Your $10 admission includes one drink ticket. From the Aint-Bad manifesto (take a hint): “We intend to stimulate the collection and appreciation of photography by making a publication that is accessible and affordable. AintBad Magazine is devoted to supporting the future of printed publications and the strength of the photographic communities.”


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On a small independent label, in the early 1970s, musician Doug Carn made history. The label was Black Jazz, and through its deep, ebony vinyl grooves the Florida-born Carn — a trained organ and piano player, composer, arranger and bandleader — almost single-handedly created a new form of fusion. The music on the Black Jazz albums Infant Eyes, Revelation, Spirit of the New Land and Adam’s Apple was free jazz, rangy and atmospheric, with cosmically (and politically) charged lyrics. There was funk and R&B in its lengthy, tie-dyed threads. Immaculate stuff that represented the changing playing field for African Americans — both musically and lyrically — in the nascent Age of Aquarius. He wrote the inspirational lyrics, and the band charts, for preexisting jazz tunes (“Infant Eyes,” for example, began as a Wayne Shorter instrumental). Although Carn’s recording career went on — indeed, it continues to this day — he is still highly regarded for that series of Black Jazz albums, which featured his then-wife Jean on sensual and haunting vocals. After the couple divorced, Atlanta-born Jean Carn went on to a

successful solo career on the Philadelphia International label, scoring a number of R&B hits including “Free Love” and “My Love Don’t Come Easy.” The 2013 Savannah Jazz Festival welcomes the Doug and Jean Carn Quartet — professionally reunited, and it feels so good — during its big finale event, Jazzy Picnic in the Park, on Saturday, Sept. 28. It’s free. We spoke with Doug Carn this week from his home in St. Augustine, Fla. You had been working in Atlanta. How did you end up in L.A. and recording with Earth, Wind & Fire? Doug Carn: After Dr. King was killed, it seemed all his disciples just scattered to the four corners. We had done just about all we could do in Atlanta, the 20, 25 musicians that were there. A whole bunch of us moved to California at the same time. Me and Jean moved into this apartment building on Sunset Boulevard, and Mandrill was in there, the Chambers Brothers was in there, Janis Joplin had an apartment in there that

she used when she came to L.A. And these new guys named Earth, Wind & Fire, in five or six apartments. The whole band was there. Reverend Ike, the preacher, was in there. And Famous Amos, he could hardly read and write. He worked at McDonald’s. He said “I’m gonna sell cookies.” I said “What else?” He said “Nothing but cookies.” We all laughed at him, you know? The next thing you know, people were standing in line to get the cookies. Didn’t Earth, Wind & Fire already have a keyboard player? Doug Carn: They had two or three people that played keyboards, two or three people that played drums. Now, (bandleader) Maurice White played drums, but he had another drummer. Verdine White was the bass player, but they had another guy that played bass, and he played keyboards … I guess they wanted me mostly for the organ. After the time came, I was utilitarian so I played some keyboards, too. They did not want that Fender Rhodes sound, and Horace Silver had just started using the RMI electric piano. So I used that. Of course, Jean did some background vocals, a lot of overdubs, creating a vocal wall of sound. They were

What happened was, my daughter’s husband noticed that every time Jean would do one of her shows, people would come with copies of Infant Eyes and Revelation for her to autograph. And how they spoke about it. He told my daughter. He was worryin’ the heck out of her, and she started worryin’ the heck out of me, right? Next thing you know, I’m talking to Jean like nothing happened. CS

How did the association with Black Jazz come about? Doug Carn: Me and Jean were working club gigs, organ club gigs. What happened was, that first record Infant Eyes was a demo. I had taken it to all the major labels — I got on a plane and I went to New York. Blue Note heard it, Impulse heard it … I took it to all of ‘em, and none of the major labels wanted it. One day this guy that founded Black Jazz found out where I lived and knocked on my door. So I said “Well, I’ll let him do it just so we can get it out there.” And I’d get my money back. That’s a really distinctive sound, on Infant Eyes. Doug Carn: I’ll tell you, I’m just discovering things about it. One thing was the studio it was recorded in — it was the same place Earth, Wind & Fire had done their demos — and another thing was the mix. At that time, my head was about as big as it is now, I guess, but when I’d go somewhere I’d ask “Who’s the best in town?” And they’d tell me. So when we got ready to mix, there was this engineer who had his own mixing studio in his house in Santa Monica. He mixed for motion picture soundtracks, and he charged $200

The Carns’ albums on the independent Black Jazz label are considered classics.

an hour. And I had $200. I said “The album is 52 minutes long.” But anyway, he did a motion picture soundtrack mix on Infant Eyes. And that’s why it sounds like that, you know? That was the first album I made, and it sounds good — but I thought that was the norm. If I’d known it was exceptional, I would have gone back there and had the same guy and the same studio do the other albums. How is it you and Jean are working together again? That generally doesn’t happen with divorced people. Doug Carn: It sure don’t! It’s a testament to the strength and the value of the music. What the music is saying, subliminally. A lot of people were saying “People don’t want to hear that — they want to go out and party. They want to go out and have a good time.” Well, I wrote the lyrics but I didn’t make that stuff up. I just took Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Horace Silver, and put ‘em all together, you know. Like if you’re

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doing an album of the Great American Songbook, you do Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein … That’s just how it happened. I was being myself. And because the label was Black Jazz, of course I put on a dashiki. I didn’t wear that all the time, you know? (laughing) So, you and Jean … Doug Carn: Right, right. The little baby on the cover of Infant Eyes is a lawyer now. She called me up and said “Daddy …,” See, that’s a danger signal, when they say “Daddy.” They want something. When they say “Father …,” that means “Give me advice.” But when your little girl says “Daddy,” you watch out. She said “What if you and Mom got back together?” I said “Jeannie, don’t start that. Because people have been saying that ever since we broke up. And I don’t want your mother to think I’m trying to use you to get back with her.” And she said “Don’t worry. We can handle Mommy. We just want to know if you’ll do it.”

Doug & Jean Carn Quartet at Jazzy Picnic in the Park Where: Forsyth Park stage When: 4:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 Admission: Free Also performing: Charleston Latin Jazz Collective, Savannah/CJA Hall Of Fame, Joey DeFrancisco Trio, Tom Scott with The Savannah Jazz Orchestra Remaining Savannah Jazz Festival events September 25 at Habersham Village Shops stage (61st & Habersham Street): 6 p.m. Velvet Caravan; 7:30 p.m.: Bob Masteller & The Jazz Corner Allstars   September 26 on Forsyth Park stage: Blues on the Green 6-11 p.m. Savannah State University Gospel Choir, Eric Culberson Band, E.G. Kight, Watermelon Slim & The Workers September 27 on Forsyth Park stage: Jazz Under the Stars 6-11 p.m. Robin Sherman Quartet, UNF Jazz Ensemble featuring Alon Yavnai, Greg Lewis Trio, Jeremy Davis & Equinox Orchestra Late Night Jam Sessions: Sept 26, 27, 28 at 11 p.m. at Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant, 402 MLK Jr.  Blvd

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Ariel Dorfman’s play is a modernized Medea by bill deyoung |

Daniel Thrasher and Amaya Murphy are Man and Woman in the drama Purgatorio.

It was Jean-Paul Sartre who insisted that “Hell is other people.” Even so, we just can’t stay away from one another, and the inherent drama in every human relationship works inexplicably like the petrol that keeps our internal engines running. In short, all you need is Hell. The rest will take care of itself. The yin/yang of the male/female relationship was famously explored by the Greek playwright Euripides in the tragedy Medea, which was staged here in Savannah, quite memorably, just about a month ago. The unspeakably tragic couple (Medea and her husband Jason) live again, in a sense, in the one-act play Purgatorio, from the Chilean playwright Ariel Dorfman. Two characters, called Man and Woman, are in that color-less, formless place called Purgatory. With one or the other dressed in the clinical white coat of a therapist, they spend eternity interrogating each other. “When I first picked up the play, what I loved was that you didn’t know it was Jason and Medea for the first 23 pages,” says Alexander Nathan Kanter, who’s directing Purgatorio Oct. 3 and 4. “You are watching an interrogation. And we know something has happened; the audience is trying to piece it together.” It’s pretty intense stuff. “Even once you find out who they are, the whole point of this play is it humanizes Medea and Jason. And makes then Man and Woman. It’s a story about love and redemption — granted, they created some ridiculous crimes in their lives — not about the Greek tragedy of Medea.” Whether the characters are named Jason, Medea, Man, Woman or You and I, their backstabbing back-andforth is relevant to us all. “Is it a fight?” Kanter asks. “Is it a battle to the finish? Or is it a meeting of minds, a meeting in the middle?

Two Downtonwn Locations rid of the gap between audience and actor.” And it doesn’t end there. “We’re also staging it in the round,” Kanter adds, “so the audience completely surrounds the action — therefore, they are part of the action. Whatever you see, as an audience member, you’re also seeing 20 other audience members on the other side of the action.” As an actor, performing in the round is “incredibly scary,” according to Kanter, “because there’s no comfort zone. There’s no back wall that you can hide against. And you’re not in charge of what someone sees. “That’s one of the reasons the Sparetime works so well. I don’t want the audience to be able to distance themselves and check out. “For the hour and 15 minutes that you’re watching this show, you are a part of it. You want to be engaged.” CS Purgatorio Where: The Sparetime, 36 MLK When: At 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 and 4 Admission: Free

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And I think that’s universal.” This “therapy loop” just might result in some real understanding, he adds. “Dorfman writes with a very humanist perspective. And therefore there’s a positive — there’s a hopeful, optimistic ending. It’s not what we expect, but there’s definitely a positivity involved. And hope in the human condition.” Kanter, who’s producing and directing Purgatorio as the graduate thesis for his MFA in Performing Arts from SCAD, has cast Amaya Murphy (Agnes of God, The Three Musketeers) as Woman, and Daniel Thrasher (She Kills Monsters) as Man. And he’s staging it — with set designer Chris Schenning — in the least likely place: The second floor “event space” at the Sparetime. “How do we take classical works and make them relevant to modern audiences?” Kanter says. “How do we make them adaptable? That can be through adaptations, such as what I’m doing, but there’s more to it than that. One of the things you have to do is change the venue. Think outside the box. And a big part of that is, get


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Shabazz Seafood is a husband and wife dream of good food and community service By Cheryl Baisden Solis

Running a restaurant is hard work. Just ask Estella — aka Dr. Estella Edwards Shabazz, city alderwoman for Savannah’s 5th District. She has the sweetest smile as she recalls adding restaurateur to her list of life experiences. “Oh, it was Yusuf ’s idea, you know, when we were still dating — he just loves to cook!” She can tell you all about that hot summer day in Pipsview, Alabama, loading up the little van with coolers of freshly caught fish and shrimp, homemade crab cakes and, of course, the soon-to-be famous Shabazz bean pie, piling in the oil and electric deepfryers, and driving out to their first festival together, there in the woods just outside of town, to sell those first golden goodies. Of course their friends and family already knew: Yusuf had a way in the kitchen, always did. The man knew his way around a frying pan and how to bring a fine piece of fish to just the right stage of perfect crispiness surrounding a tender, flaky inside…oh, my, yes! Why not make a little extra cash and spread some of that delicious goodness around? And so it was. They had no idea how fast they would sell out — the tantalizing scent of those first filets wound itself through the trees, and people began get in line and offer up the cash for a chance to taste it. “That was the real start of all this, way back in the 80s in Alabama,” says Estella. When you see you have a good thing going, when you find something people like, why not take off with it? And so they did. Eventually. After both of them graduated with

honors as civil engineers, after marriage and that first little bundle of joy arrived, husband and wife considered doing something more with this idea that had always been a sort of happy hobby: Simple, delicious, locallysourced seafood, done right. Yusuf — like his wife, also in politics, as a Chatham County Commissioner — had worked hard as an engineer on the building committee of Savannah’s famous cable-stayed bridge that stretched its silvery length across the river to South Carolina. While studying the replacement of the old bridge’s cantilever trusses with a newer, lighter more modern design, he still managed to prepare his special fish or crab sandwiches (and that luscious bean pie!) as lunch for the engineering staff, sometimes over a hundred a day, and they appreciated his efforts on all fronts. Estella took note. She was also a busy lady: Studying for her degrees in engineering and divinity, raising a fine family of children who excelled in school and are active in community service and serving as Bishop of the New First Afrikan Methodist Christian Church. Estella also became known in Savannah as someone you could talk to when there was a problem that needed solving, whether it was neighborhood that required upgrading, a soul that wished for spiritual guidance or a hungry family that just needed some sustenance to make it through the week. Folks saw her as kind-hearted and non-judgmental.

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The yellow shop on the corner of Victory and MLK is the place for locally-sourced seafood served with a smile.

And when it came to cooking, she and Yusuf could always be counted on to lend their considerable skills and love of good food to any family, church or neighborhood feast. When a spot opened up near the old Candler Hospital on Abercorn, the time seemed right to expand the family business into yet another area of expertise: Serving tasty seafood offerings that would eventually become a quiet legend in Savannah. Success did not come easily. The original location came up for demolition so they sought another store, an inside eatery at the old Savannah Pharmacy building on Bolton and MLK Blvd. Running a sit-down restaurant took a lot of time away from family and professional pursuits, and so a more balanced effort was called for. Finally, there on the corner of MLK and Victory Drive, just the right place caught their eye: A handy corner lot, plenty of parking in the back, enough room for a small kitchen and some friendly, yellow picnic tables out in front. They’ve been servin’ up the good stuff here for over 21 years now. It is said, among those who know, that location is what makes a business successful — and Shabazz Seafood certainly has a great one, right there at a prominent half-way mark between north and south Savannah, sitting on world-renowned Victory Drive, leading to and from the beach. And yet, success could also be attributed to plain and honest good cooking,

impeccably fresh seafood fixed with care and attention and two owners who are also devoted public servants. Yusuf and Estella believe in that wise motto of “Eat to live, not live to eat,” and they back up that belief with a commitment to well-prepared and locally-sourced foods. Shabazz Seafood offers both sandwiches and platters of fresh fish, shrimp and crab cakes (both fried and grilled), real beef burgers and 100 percent kosher sausages (no pork) along with fries, salad, and Yusuf ’s special blend of tropical fruit juices, named for their daughter, Malika. In fact, each dish is named for one of their four children. For large parties you can order their fish in portions of up to 40 pieces, so call ahead. And don’t forget dessert: Their famous bean pie comes from an old West African recipe brought over by their ancestors, made with white beans, cooked soft and tender and blended with sugar, milk, eggs, butter and cinnamon. The texture is as creamy and delightful as a pumpkin or sweet potato pie, and sits in a tender, flaky golden crust — buy it by the piece or order a whole pie. Prices are low, but remember it’s cash only. The food is made to order, and you can rest assured that Yusuf and Estella are serving some of the freshest seafood around — with a smile. cs 502 W. Victory, (912) 236-7477

New books quench different thirsts for aficionados

The Complete Beer Course: Boot Camp for Beer Geeks

By Joshua M. Bernstein If knowledge is power, consuming The Complete Beer Course will make you the strongest of craft beer ninjas. The first of its twelve chapters focuses on the essentials of beer: Ingredients, brewing techniques, flavor profiles, glassware and the like. From there on, each class focuses on a particular style or grouping of beers. Cold fermented beers are aligned together, bitter beers have a combined focus and barrel aging gets the in-depth treatment as well. Each division has extensive tasting notes using some of the best beers in the class as examples. The sidebars throughout the book are well researched and range from brewery profiles to cultural anecdotes and often comedic historical references. The illustrations go far beyond the typical beauty shots of foamy ales in curved glassware and range in variety from magnified images of Lactobacillus bacteria to prohibition-era black and white stills. This hardcover edition is thick and gorgeously designed starting with the embossed letterpress-influenced

well researched, it’s also easy to read and makes for an enjoyable foray into what created the current culture of craft beer in America and the entrepreneurial spirit that keeps it moving forward.

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By Tom Acitelli In 1975, there was only one craft brewery in the United States. When you compare that to the 2,483 in operation right now, with dozens more set to open before the close of 2013, it’s an astonishing period of growth. Acitelli takes the reader back to those heady early days of craft beer and tells the stories of pioneers like Anchor Brewing’s Fritz Maytag who attempted to capture the spirit of the earliest, distinctly American brews. Those tales continue on through the current giants of the industry like Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head that work to ever expand the palate of adventurous drinkers with more extreme variations of the form. The Audacity of Hops is not only

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Fearlessness was the focus of the school year’s inaugural Gallery Hop By Briana Gervat

Anyone out and about in Savannah recently no doubt noticed a change in the air. For some, it was summer’s fierceness ebbing underneath the harvest moon. For others it was the reminder that a new year at SCAD has begun, when before our eyes our slumbering city transforms into a bustling college town where decreased parking availability also leads to an increased vigilance of pedestrians uncertain of their paths. Although students may have gotten lost week on their way to classes throughout the city, many did find

their way to the SCAD Museum of Art this past Friday night to attend the panel discussion, Regeneration, with Diana al Hadid, Leonardo Drew, and Ursula von Rydingsvard. In a house full of artists, art historians, and art enthusiasts these three intergenerational Brooklynbased artists, clad in black with ivory accents, sat on russet chairs and had a frank conversation about art,

offering anecdotes and advice to a future generation of artists hoping for inspiration. Born at different times and in different parts of the world, these artists shared their stories with the audience about their first call to create. Rather than denying this inspiration they strived to create a world for themselves in which art played the principal role. Much like the students that choose SCAD over the typical collegiate experience, they too went to art school where they learned from every experience and now they integrate

their personal histories into their art because, as al Hadid stated, “You cannot separate who you are from what you make. We are all the sum of our experiences.” Through their stories it is evident that what began as a mischievous flirtation with materials became passionate love affairs with sculpture, painting, and art. As a child in Poland during the Second World War, von Rydingsvard was placed in refugee camps, where she admitted that, “I had no concept of an artist. Art was what I took in with my eyes. In the refugee camps I was given woven linen and it was my duty to soften the fabric with water. I would watch the surface to see what the sun does as it lay on the grass forming geometric patterms.” It did not occur to von Rydingsvard that there was such thing as an artist until she arrived in New York in 1973, deeming it a “city of deviants” unafraid to be anything other than who they were. Initially a two-dimensional artist intent on drawing and painting, al Hadid recalled the need to go below the surface in order to discover the nuanced layers of meaning in art. At times solemn and at times insouciant al Hadid, Drew and von Rydingsvard offered advice on the challenges and the benefits that go along with being an artist. Speaking collectively, they imparted: • Art is a process that is sometimes met with success and often times with failure and they admitted that they each have a warehouse graveyard for unfinished projects that did not translate into aesthetic reality. • Take a leap of faith, even if there is a fear of failure, for life is full of struggles and you must determine

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cedar sculptures. Walking through the space it is easy to imagine the artist carving these pieces in her studio where she transforms the wood that it once was into the art that it is now. In the atrium of the museum visitors had the chance to mingle with the artists, SCAD professors and fellow students. Out in the courtyard groups of people sat catching up with one another after a summer apart or finding new friends amidst the crowd. When asked about the impression that these established artists may have had on emerging artists now attending SCAD, Alexandra Jones felt that “two things may have taken place tonight. Either the new students were intimidated by the artists because of their long careers and the amount of hard work that was necessary for their success or they found inspiration in each artists passion for their art and now they will challenge themselves to create.” M.F.A. candidate in Game Design Lobna Deghedy added, “No matter what art you pursue, it is important to see how active artists create. Although there is a difference between fine art and design I hope that after listening to these artists students are better able to envision their future and embark on their own personal path to success.” Hopefully these words and works inspire a future generation of artists to rise to the challenges before them and although the torch may not be passed just yet, surely on Friday night a flame was lit. cs


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when to let go and when to hold on. • And lastly, if you believe that it is necessary to create art then create it but do not be afraid to ask for help. After the discussion, visitors had a chance to view the artist’s work firsthand in the SCADMOA where it came as no surprise that the sculptures and paintings reflect the artists. Inside the glass doors, visitors were greeted by the sculptures of Leonardo Drew, where found objects are pieced together to form a whole. The rust apparent in many of his works create a distorted passage of time through which the viewer must journey that is only accentuated by the fabric, wood, and steel that protrude from the walls. Traveling through the passageway, one encounters a painting by another visiting artist, Jessica Rankin, whose exhibition “Passages,” is on display at Pinnacle Gallery. Black interwoven tire tracks consume an entire wall serving as a tentacular reminder that not all art strives for permanence. The paintings and sculptures of Diana al Hadid are found in the rear of the museum where it quickly becomes apparent that these works were created with the trepidatious confidence of an artist still flirting with multiple materials. Oscillating between abstract and concrete, these pieces, at once complete and non finito, allude to metaphors that al Hadid cannot escape. Adjacent to these exhibitions is “Shadows Remain,” selected works from Ursula von Rydingsvard. Through wooded slots the midSeptember sun illuminates these

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Birdmusic: Suzanne Jackson — Paintings, Drawings



and Mono-prints influenced by jazz music. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave.

Kobo Gallery’s Annual Fall Open House — Featuring

international and national renowned local artists. Doris Grieder, Tobia Makover, Christi Reiterman, Heather Lindsey Stewart, Dicky Stone, Meredith Anne Sutton, Melinda Borysevicz, Marta McWhorter, David Kaminsky, Jan Clayton Pagratis, Daniel E Smith and welcoming new artists Karen Harvell and Ikeda Lowe. Thu., Sep. 26, 5-8 p.m. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard Street Pierre Gonnord: Portraying the South — In

recognition of the 50th anniversary of the death of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner, the artist conducted a three-month residency in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. Oct. 1-Jan. 26 SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Tibetan Monks at the Jepson: Children’s Sand Painting — A hands-on

activity for the community to create a sand painting together, in conjunction with this week’s mandela creation by the Buddhist monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery. Free and open to the public Thu.,

Sep. 26, 10 a.m.-noon. Jepson Center, 207 West York St.

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Tibetan Monks at the Jepson: Lecture by the Monks — The Buddhist monks of

Wardell Milan: The Kingdom or Exile, Parisian Landscapes — New works

Drepung Loseling Monastery, in residence this week creating a mandala sand painting, will discuss the symbolism of the sand mandala. Free and open to the public. Thu., Sep. 26, 5:30 p.m. Jepson Center, 207 West York St.

Tibetan Monks at the Jepson: Children’s Sand Painting — A hands-on

activity for the community to create a sand painting together, based on this week’s mandala sand painting by the Tibetan Buddhist monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery. Free and open to the public. Sat., Sep. 28, 1-3 p.m. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

Tibetan Monks at the Jepson: Mandala Completion, De-construction, and Closing Ceremony — 12pm

- 1pm: Completion of the mandala sand painting. 2-3pm: The Monks begin deconstructing the mandala. 3pm: Monks and audience members proceed from Jepson Center to the Savannah River,to release the remaining sand into the river to disperse the mandala’s healing energies throughout the world. Free and open to

Leonardo Drew: Selected Works — Elaborate ab-

stract sculptural installations and compositions and selected works on paper. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

by artist Wardell Milan, composed of recently completed photo-dioramas and works on paper. Oct. 4. Gallery talk--5pm. Reception--6:30-7:30pm.. Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E Liberty St.

Local Dishes — A fivewoman show of local ceramics. Starland Cafe, 11 East 41st St. Natural Order — Recent

mixed media works by Lara Neece. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.

Abrie Fourie: Oblique —

Guest curated by Storm Janse van Rensburg, Abrie Fourie’s exhibition follows the publication of the artist’s monograph of the same name published in 2011 in Berlin. Friday, Sep. 27. Public program: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Reception 5:30pm. Gutstein Gallery, 201 E Broughton St. Alex Prager: Mise-en-scène — Features two of Alex

Prager’s recent short films, “Despair” and “La Petite Mort,” together with selected film stills. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

As Above, So Below — An exhibition of antique prints, including astronomical engravings, original prints from Ernst Haeckel’s Kunstformen der Natur depicting microscopic radiolaria and other sea fauna. Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St.

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and metal sculptures, small bronzes and drawings inspired by Italian and Northern Renaissance painting, Gothic architecture and Hellenistic sculpture. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

Fifth Annual “Five by Seven” Show and Sale benefiting Hospice Savannah — Over

150 miniature masterpieces on exhibit and for sale by silent auction. Final bids and closing reception Fri. Oct. 18, 5:307pm. Free and open to the public. Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr.

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Ashley Jones’s black and white photography exhibit

of west Savannah. Savannah Law School, 516 Drayton Street. The Ghost Within — New

works on paper by SCAD alumna Blanche Nettles Powers. Arnold Hall, 1810 Bull St.

Here Begin the Terrors, Here Begin the Miracles —

A two-woman art show with paintings by Kelley Hagemes and Juliana Peloso. The Butcher Tattoo Studio, 19 East Bay St.

Ice or Salt — Iconic and

recent works by artist Ellen Gallagher. Reception: Friday, Oct. 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m., as part of the SCAD Savannah gallery hop. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

New York Accents — An exhibition exploring the influence of New York on Savannah. Museum admission. Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard St. Telfair Staff Art Show — An

exhibition of work by Telfair Museums’ staff. The inaugural show for the new Jepson Cafe. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.

The Two Book Project —

Savannah artist creates a conversation with Galileo with his artwork. Also showing this month, jewelry by Shirley Daniell. Gallery 209, 209 E River St. Un Tejido De Nuestras Culturas: Art and Community in Argentina — A collabora-

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It’s not every week we get a thriller as atmospheric as David Fincher’s Seven. It’s not every month we see a police procedural as meticulously crafted as Fincher’s Zodiac. And it’s not every year we witness a family melodrama as squirm-inducing as Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Prisoners succeeds in being all these things at once, and it’s not every day we catch such an admirable balancing act. Yet don’t think for a minute that we’re watching a greenhorn director slavishly patterning his career after another filmmaker. Denis Villeneuve, the Quebec-born director of Prisoners, has been making movies as long as Fincher (he’s best known stateside for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nominee Incendies), and his first effort in English aptly demonstrates that none of his skills have been lost in translation. Prisoners feels like an AMBER Alert writ large, using the queasy notion of missing children as a starting point for its exploration of several issues that aren’t black and white but instead rot away inside a malodorous area of gray. It’s Thanksgiving in a small Pennsylvania town, and the Dovers - dad Keller (Hugh Jackman), mom Grace (Maria Bello), teenage son Ralph (Dylan Minnette) and young daughter Anna (Erin Gerasimovich) - and the Birches - dad Franklin (Terrence Howard), mom Nancy (Viola Davis), teenage daughter Eliza (Zoe Borde) and young daughter Joy (Kyla Drew Simmons) - have gathered at the Birch residence for a sumptuous meal. But after Anna and Joy wander off down the street to the Dover house to fetch a toy whistle, they never return, sending the adults into a panic. The only possible clue to the girls’ whereabouts

is a van previously seen parked down the street, a vehicle that’s later discovered in a parking lot. Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal), a cop who reportedly has never met a case he couldn’t solve, is quick to apprehend the driver, a young man by the name of Alex Jones (Paul Dano). Keller is convinced that Alex is the one who snatched the girls, but Loki isn’t so sure: There’s no evidence in the van of foul play, and, as Paul’s aunt (Melissa Leo) confirms, Alex has the mind of a 10-year-old boy and seems unlikely to have pulled off such a caper. But there’s no convincing Keller: He alone has been privy to clues that strongly suggest the simple-minded man was responsible, so he snatches Alex at gunpoint, keeping him bound in an abandoned house and repeatedly torturing him in the hopes that a confession will eventually be whispered through bloody and battered lips. The script by Aaron Guzikowski is wonderfully dense, with very little feeling extraneous. An elderly priest (Len Cariou) battling his own demons, a young man (David Dastmalchian) even more odd than Alex, a dog dangling from a raised leash, small containers with something ominous inside (a great scene), that little red whistle - the film is like a lean cut of meat, with all the fat trimmed off and the rest providing the necessary protein to keep functioning. To be sure, Guzikowski does make a few missteps - in particular, the end game of one character is never adequately explained - but none are makeor-break moments, the type of dunderheaded leaps of logic that

have crippled lesser mysteries. In fact, it’s been a few days since I’ve seen the film, and its gaffes continue to matter less even as its themes continue to haunt and resonate. How far is too far when it comes to the safety of our children? How much slack do we cut those who are less fortunate than the rest of us? What defines a hero most? (After the film, the knight in shining - or maybe tarnished - armor still probably isn’t who you think.) And - that old classic - does the end justify the means? To its credit, Prisoners refuses to be held captive by any rigid rules of conformist conduct, choosing instead to present moviegoers with a rusty moral compass and asking them to navigate their own choppy waters.



The Manzonis are an Italian-American family whose patriarch, Giovanni (Robert De Niro), was once a powerful Mafia figure until he elected to turn snitch. Now it’s up to FBI agent Robert Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones, looking pretty bored in his few scenes) to keep the Manzonis secure in the witness protection program, a real problem since all of the family members - wife Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer), daughter Belle (Dianna Agron) and son Warren (John D’Leo) - are always blowing their covers by hurting people who annoy them. The outfit’s latest location is Normandy, France, where the Manzonis try to start fresh as the Blakes. Fat chance: Within a day or two after arrival, Dad continues on p. 36





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is pummeling a dishonest plumber with a baseball bat, Mom is blowing up a supermarket run by locals who sneer at Americans’ fondness for peanut butter, Sis is using a tennis racket to thrash a high school boy making unwanted advances and Little Brother is assembling his own version of a mini-Mafia to help deal with a bullying classmate and his sycophants. Meanwhile, the mob kingpins that Giovanni betrayed continue to look high and low for him, having no success until the most improbable of clues makes its arrival stateside, literally wrapped like a present. Sure, seeing De Niro wield a bat is nothing new - he did it benignly as a baseball player in Bang the Drum Slowly and fatally as Al Capone in The Untouchables - but the important takeaway here is that this is one of those rare recent occasions where the actor does more than merely mug for the camera (maybe not much more, but every additional tic or tonal variation is greatly appreciated). Pfeiffer’s even better, as Maggie works her way through her perpetual anger and frustration in an effort to hold the family together. Most amusing, though, are Agron and especially D’Leo, with their characters emerging as the most original creations. Additionally, whereas most movies present teen siblings who squabble over the most inane reasons, this one details a relationship that is mutually respectful and loving - a nice change of pace. Writer-director-producer Luc Besson has shown a penchant for extreme violence in several of his films (The Professional, La Femme Nikita), and this one’s no exception. But with more humor involved than usual, he has a hard time maintaining a consistent flow, and much of the brutality comes across as cruel rather than crucial. His screenplay (based on Tonino Benacquista’s novel Malavita) is frequently as messy as these mob rub outs, with some good ideas abandoned too soon (Warren’s social network at school; Maggie’s altercations with the locals) and at least two subplots (Belle’s love for a substitute math teacher; Giovanni’s crusade to have clean water in his home) that are clumsily executed and wrapped up. With Martin Scorsese serving as an executive producer - one scene even lavishes love on the filmmaker’s GoodFellas - viewers might have

Vin Diesel faces off against special effects in Riddick. You’re going to have to guess which is which in the above movie still.

hoped for a more polished mob hit. But while it qualifies as OK entertainment - especially for September (that dead zone between summer blockbusters and fall award contenders - The Family is ultimately nothing to write home about.



A step up from the 2004 slumber party The Chronicles of Riddick but still a few rungs down the ladder from 2000’s pitch-perfect Pitch Black, the third theatrical endeavor featuring everyone’s favorite killer-with-aheart-of-gold, foregoes the disastrous epic scope of that middle movie and attempts to return to the more fleetfooted thrills of the original. Vin Diesel reprises his role as Riddick, once again stranded on a desolate planet teeming with hostile creatures. He manages to domesticate a canine-like critter - it appears that even in space, a dog is man’s best friend - but otherwise has his hands full warding off monstrous eel-scorpion thingies. In order to get off this rock, he activates a beacon so that mercenaries may come and find him - at which point he plans to steal one of their ships and vacate the premises. Two vessels do arrive, one commandeered by the vicious Santana (Jordi Molla), the other captained by Boss Johns (Matt Nable), the father of Cole Hauser’s cowardly (and deceased) merc from Pitch Black. With the arrival of these additional characters, the film turns into a slog, with Riddick playing feeble cat-andmouse games with the hopelessly

outmatched mercenaries. Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff has a sizable supporting role as Johns’ secondin-command, a hardcore lesbian who nevertheless warms up to Riddick after he suggests she allow him to go “balls deep” in her, while Molla (Bad Boys II, Elizabeth: The Golden Age) delivers another awful performance in an English-language film (this Barcelona-born actor has won several awards for his work back in Spain, so clearly something is getting lost in translation). The final half-hour is basically a reprise of Pitch Black, only lacking in characters we care about (Radha Mitchell and Keith David are sorely missed here) as well as deficient in any real suspense. Given the sorry sequels, it’s clear that Riddick should have been a oneand-done deal. But don’t shed a tear if Diesel can’t find funding for any more films in the series - with a seventh Fast & Furious title now in production and a xXx sequel on the books, the actor will still be able to draw from other wells.



Even with all the inherent dangers, it’s better for the average person to buy a ticket to Westworld or Jurassic Park rather than Austenland, an opulent if insincere fantasy resort that has trouble delivering on its promise of a happily-ever-after experience. The same logic can be applied to the motion pictures showcasing these theme parks, since those who pay the high ticket price to see Austenland will feel nothing but regret afterward. Keri Russell stars as Jane Hayes,

who’s so obsessed with the works of Jane Austen that a “Mr. Darcy Was Here” banner hangs above her bed and a lifesize standup of Pride and Prejudice’s Colin Firth hangs out in her living room. Is her devotion unhealthy? It’s tempting to say yes, but it would also be sexist, since men have long shown similar fanaticism in their decor of all things NFL, Star Wars, Tolkien, automotive, etc. and yet rarely get called out for it. At any rate, Jane continues to feed her habit by booking a flight to the U.K. and staying at Austenland, a resort where everyone - hired actors and guests alike - is expected to dress, talk and behave like characters from an Austen novel. Jane’s fellow guests during her stay are a blowsy, bubble-headed American (Jennifer Coolidge) who’s only there to flirt with the performers and a refined Brit (Georgia King) who, as a return customer, already has the required routine (especially the catty behavior) down pat. As the resort’s haughty owner (Jane Seymour) explains, because Jane signed up for the cheapest package, she’s not allowed to participate in all the activities. While this means she often feels like a third wheel when the other ladies are being pampered by the establishment’s actors - the aloof Henry Nobley (J.J. Feild), the preening Colonel Andrews (James Callis) and the rugged Captain East (Ricky Whittle) - she does receive attention from Martin (Flight of the Conchords’ Bret McKenzie), the hired hand who takes a break from his chores to woo her. Writer-director Jerusha Hess, best known for penning Napoleon



There’s a spectacular performance hovering around the edges of The Spectacular Now, and it belongs to Shailene Woodley. Best known for her role as George Clooney’s older daughter in The Descendants, Woodley here delivers the sort of transcendent turn that feels so natural, so precise, so perfect in every detail. She’s not the film’s central character, and in many ways, that’s a shame. That’s not meant to knock the contributions of Miles Teller, who’s rock-solid in the pivotal part of Sutter Keely. Sutter is the cool kid, the wisecracking high school senior with the hot girlfriend (Brie Larson), a laidback job (a men’s clothing store) and an easygoing demeanor that allows

him to talk to anyone anywhere. But like any teenager worth his salt, Sutter also has problems: He has no desire to attend college, he unfairly blames his mom (Jennifer Jason Leigh) for his dad leaving when he was a small boy, and the aforementioned girlfriend dumps him when it’s clear that they have no future together. But that’s OK, as long as he has his trusty flask, his keg parties and his booze-fortified sodas. And it’s after one of his drunken all-night revelries, when he’s passed out on a strange lawn, that he meets Aimee Finecky (Woodley), a fellow student who’s as shy and introverted as Sutton is garrulous and outgoing. Sutton believes he can help this awkward teen, a virgin who’s into anime and believes nothing has ever happened in her life that’s worth discussing, and for her part, Aimee becomes smitten with this popular boy who is devoting so much time to her. Among its many strengths, the most impressive one is the subtle way the filmmakers build upon Sutton’s drinking throughout the picture, slowly revealing him not as a fun-loving kid but as a damaged individual just a few years away from becoming an alcoholic.



In Woody Allen’s latest picture, Jeanette “Jasmine” Francis (Cate Blanchett) is the 21st century reincarnation of Blanche DuBois, the tragic figure at the center of Tennessee Williams’ enduring masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire. The tale begins as Jasmine moves from New York City

to San Francisco to stay with her sister Ginger (Sally Hawkins). The siblings couldn’t be more different: Whereas Jasmine is used to wealth and prone to flights of fancy, Ginger operates in a working-class milieu and tends to be a pragmatist. But because Jasmine’s Bernie Madoff-like husband Hal (Alec Baldwin, seen in flashbacks) turned out to be a crook, a financier living off the funds of his clients until he was caught, Ginger has taken pity on her now-homeless sister and has invited her to stay with her until she can get back on her feet. Allen makes no apologies for his lead character’s infuriating behavior, and neither does Blanchett. Jasmine Francis is the sort of person who causes acquaintances to cross the road to avoid talking with her - she’s obnoxious, self-centered, conceited, vapid and deceitful - and yet, miraculously, we sympathize with her more than expected, thanks to Blanchett’s intuitive performance.

Lee Daniels’ The Butler


“A Butler Well Served by This Election,” a 2008 Washington Post article, recounted the story of Eugene Allen, a butler who worked at the White House through eight presidencies. Modifying this true-life tale, scripter Danny Strong has opted to drop one of the presidents (Truman) for his fictionalized story of Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker), whose civility, grace and common sense allow him to rise from the dangerous terrain of the cotton fields (where as a small boy he witnessed his father shot in the head by one of the landowners)

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to working indoors as a servant to white people. His professionalism lands him a gig at the White House, where he makes friends with his fellow staffers (nice to see Cuba Gooding Jr. finally landing another decent role after all this time) and impresses the various power players who over the years grace the Oval Office. Cecil’s a workaholic, which doesn’t always bode well for his wife Gloria (Oprah Winfrey), who’s so lonely that she begins to eye a flirtatious neighbor (Terrence Howard). Even more turmoil takes place on the home front when the Gaines’ oldest son Louis (David Oyelowo), coming of age in the midst of the Civil Rights movement, looks down on what he perceives to be his father’s subservience to the white man and sprints in the opposite direction by attending marches and meetings. The Butler is at its best in those moments when it’s addressing how the different approaches of two men to racism - one working from within, one from without - can be equally valid courses of action and might even complement each other. The rest of the time, the film is entertaining but awfully slender - a light look at heavy history. The Forrest Gump approach of hopscotching through 20th century America worked better in that fantastical film than in this ostensibly more serious effort. Louis gets to chat with Martin Luther King, attend a Malcolm X rally, participate in a lunch counter sit-in, join the Freedom Riders for a dangerous drive through the South and hang out with the Black Panthers; in short, he does everything except refuse to move to the back of the bus. Cecil, meanwhile, gets to play Gump by appearing in scenes with Kennedy, Nixon and others - only instead of being expertly injected into archival footage of the historical figures, the character plays opposite movie stars cast as our Commandersin-Chief. It’s an unnecessary tactic that serves to lessen the importance of the film, as it’s impossible to accept most of these A-listers in these roles. James Marsden plays JFK close enough to the vest that he’s a harmless choice, and Liev Schreiber at least makes us laugh with his bulldog impersonation of LBJ. cs


Dynamite, and co-scripter Shannon Hale, adapting her own novel, may have had the template for a piercing social satire - one that sharply plays up the differences between our modern world and Austen’s - but they squander it in favor of a movie that rarely rises above the level of a formulaic rom-com. This is the sort of film where, yes, there’s a mad dash to the airport by several characters, leading to a public admission of everyone’s feelings (thankfully, the gawking extras weren’t asked by Hess to break out in applause at any point during the various monologues). And aside from tossing around the name Mr. Darcy, the movie’s appreciation and understanding of Austen’s works seem tenuous: Given its broad strokes, the film (and resort) might as well have been named Alcottland or Shakespeareland or even Sparksland. Coolidge and King are both funny and provide some comic bite, while the men playing the romantic suitors ably handle what little is required of them. As for Russell, she’s game but corseted by the one-note nature of her role. Incidentally, how much of a fan of the veddy British Austen can Jane Hayes truly be if she can’t tell an English accent from a New Zealand one? Since Kiwi actor McKenzie is playing the role, Martin speaks with a New Zealand accent, yet Jane admits that she thought he was British the whole time. Wouldn’t this be the unlikely equivalent of an NFL fan yelling “Home run!” after his favorite team scored a touchdown?


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Activism & Politics Drinking Liberally

An informal, left-leaning gathering to discuss politics, the economy, sports, entertainment, or anything else that comes up. Every first and third Thursday. Free , 7:00 p.m. See website or the Drinking Liberally facebook page for more information, including location. Free , 7 p.m. , 7 p.m Muffins with Mary Ellen

Alderman Mary Ellen Sprague hosts a weekly gathering for District 4 constituents every Wednesday morning. Residents and business owners of District 4 are invited to drop-in to ask questions and discuss local issues. Free and open to the public. Wednesdays, 6-9 a.m. 912-659-0103. Wednesdays, 6-9 a.m coffee deli, 4517 Habersham St. Savannah Area Young Republicans

Get involved. Contact is Michael Johnson, via email or telephone, or see website for info. 912-604-0797. Call or see website for information. Free . 912-3083020. Savannah Tea Party

Free to attend. Note new location, date and time. Food and beverages available for purchase. Buffet is optional. Call for additional information. Reservations not necessary. Annual Dues $10.00. Free , 5:30 p.m. 912-598-7358. , 5:30 p.m Ole Times Country Buffet, 209 Stephenson Ave. “Toby” Buttimer Awards Dinner

Annual celebration and awards dinner for the Chatham County Democratic Committee (CCDC). Saturday October 5, 2013, 7:00 PM, Savannah Marriott Riverfront. US Congressman Elijah Cummings is keynote speaker. Call or email for ticket info. Through Oct. 5. (912) 495-8309. 2013ButtimerDinner@ Through Oct. 5 Veterans for Peace

The Savannah chapter of a national organization of men and women vets of all branches of service, eras and duty stations, working to expose the costs of war and to support veterans and civilian war victims. Last Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m. 303-550-1158. Last Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m Satisfied, 301 West Broughton St. Young Democrats

Mondays at 7pm on the second level of Foxy Loxy, Bull Street. Call or visit the Young Democrats Facebook page for more information. Free . 423-619-7712. Foxy Loxy Cafe,

Art, Music, Piano, Voice Coaching

Coaching for all ages, beginners through advanced. Classic, modern, jazz improvization and theory. Serious inquiries only. 912-961-7021 or 912667-1056. Artist Sacred Circle

Group forming on Fridays beginning in March. 1:30pm-3pm. Based on The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. Contact Lydia Stone, 912-656-6383 or . 912-656-6383. Beading Classes

Offered every weekend at Perlina Beadshop, 6 West State Street. Check website calendar or call for info. 912441-2656. Beading Classses at Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio

Learn jewelry-making techniques from beginner to advanced. Call for class times. 912-920-6659. Epiphany Bead & Jewelry Studio, 407 East Montgomery Xrds. Beginning Belly Dance Classes

Taught by Happenstance Bellydance. All skill levels and styles. Private instruction available. $15 912-704-2940. happenstancebellydance.wordpress. com. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Bellydance for Fitness

This dance-based fitness class blends belly dance moves to create a core strengthening workout. These quick paced classes build heat, endurance, flexibility, and strength through core isolations. Be prepared to have fun and sweat as you shimmy. No prior dance experience is necessary. All levels are welcome. $15 for drop-in or 4 for $50 (must be used in 30 days) Tuesdays. 912-293-5727. Tuesdays First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. Champions Training Center

Offering a variety of classes and training in mixed martial arts, jui-jitsu, judo and other disciplines for children and adults. All skill levels. 525 Windsor Rd. 912-349-4582. Classical and Acoustic Guitar Instruction

Savannah Classical Guitar Studio offers lessons for all levels. Dr. Brian Luckett, Ph.D. in music. Starland District. Guitar technique, music theory, and musicianship. Folk/rock based lessons available. No electric instruments. $25/half hour. $45/hour. Clay Classes

Savannah Clay Studio at Beaulieu offers handbuilding, sculpture, and handmade tiles, basic glazing and

firing. 912-351-4578. sav..claystudio@ Boating Classes

Classes on boat handling, boating safety and navigation offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. See website or call to register. 912-897-7656. Contemporary Soul Dance

Contemporary Soup dance Sundays at 3:30pm - 4:15pm. A softer genre of jazz and hip hop, this distinct dance style is an outgrowth of modern dance blended with elements of rhythm and blues. Dancers are encouraged to place emphases on the connection of the mind and body through movement. Contemporary Soul will help the recognize traditional boundaries through balance, floor work and improvisation. This class is open to ages 10+. $15 for drop-on or 4 for $50 Sundays, 3:30 p.m. 404-709-9312. inspiredanceprogram@ Sundays, 3:30 p.m First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. DUI Prevention Group

Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, offenders, and anyone seeking knowledge about the dangers of driving while impaired. A must see for teen drivers. Meets monthly. $40/session 912-443-0410. English as Second Language Classes

Learn conversational English, comprehension, vocabulary and life communication skills. All ages. Thursdays, 7:30pm, Island Christian Church, 4601 US Highway 80 East. Free. 912-8973604. Family Law Workshop

The Mediation Center has three workshops per month for people who do not have legal representation in a family matter: divorce, legitimation, modifications of child support, visitation, contempt. Schedule: 1st Tues, 2nd Mon, 4th Thursday. Call for times. $30 912-354-6686. mediationsavannah. com. Fany’s Spanish/English Institute

Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children held at 15 E. Montgomery Crossroad. Register by phone. . 912921-4646. Financing Sources for Small Businesses

Part of Savannah Small Business Development Center’s “Money Talk” Series of Financing Workshops. Free admission. Please pre-register. Tue., Oct. 1, 6-8 p.m. Tue., Oct. 1, 6-8 p.m Thinc Savannah, 35 Barnard St. 3rd Floor. Free Fitness Boot Camp

Mondays and Wednesdays, 6pm at Tribble Park, Largo & Windsor Rd. Children welcome. Free 912-921-0667. Free Health Classes in Spanish

Classes on Women’s Health and Diabetes. How to improve your health and avoid complications. Every Tuesday in October, 6-9pm. Sponsored by Community Health Mission. Free Through Oct. 30. 912-692-1451 ext 110. Through Oct. 30 Hispanic Center, 1 Gamble Rd. Free Women’s Health Classes in Spanish

Free classes in Spanish on women’s health, including improving health status and avoiding complications. Thursdays in October, 3-5pm. Hosted by Community Health Mission. Free admission. Through Oct. 31. 912-6921451 ext 110. Through Oct. 31 Hair Dazzle Beauty Salon, 620 Hwy 80, Savannah, 31408. Guitar, Electric Bass & Double Bass Lessons

Instruction for all ages of beginner/ intermediate students. Technique, chords, not reading, theory. Learn songs and improvisation. Taught two blocks from Daffin Park. Housecalls available. First lesson half price. . 401255-6921. Guitar, Mandolin, or Bass Guitar Lessons

Emphasis on theory, reading music, and improvisation. Located in Ardsley Park. . 912-232-5987.

Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center

Housing Authority of Savannah hosts classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. Adult literacy/GED prep: MonThurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri each month, 9am-11am. Basic computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1pm-3pm. Community computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3pm-4:30pm. . 912-232-4232 x115. savannahpha. com. Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. Is Starting a Business for You?

A workshop on how to start a business. Learn to identify frauds and scams billed as business opportunities, consider space and time needs, identify factors that contribute to success. Sponsored by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension- Chatham County and Small Business Development Center. Free. Registration is required. Mon., Sep. 30, 5:30-7 p.m. (912) 652-7981. Mon., Sep. 30, 5:307 p.m Moses Jackson Advancement Center, 1410B Richards Street. Jazz Funk Dance

Jazz Funk dance Sundays at 2:30pm - 3:15pm. This dance style is a blend of jazz and funk characterized by a strong back beat, groove, and electrified sound. It implements all types of improvisational elements from soul and funk arrangements. Jazz Funk will get you in the mood to groove

Knitting & Crochet Classes

Offered at The Frayed Knot, 6 W. State St. See the calendar of events on website. . 912-233-1240. thefrayedknotsav. com. Learn to Speak Spanish

Individuals or groups. Spanish-English translation and interpretation. Held at The Sentient Bean. An eclectic range of tools used in each session: hand-outs, music, visual recognition, conversation, interactive web media. . 912-541-1337. The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. Lyrical Fusion Dance

Lyrical Fusion dance Sundays at 4:30pm - 5:00pm. This dance style is a combination of ballet, jazz and contemporary styles. Dancers will be instructed how to perform precise movements while conveying the emotion of a song’s lyrics through dance. Lyrical Fusion will challenges the dancer’s flexibility and their ability to perform with emotion. This class is open to ages 10+. $15 for drop-in or 4 for $50 Sundays, 4:30 p.m. 404-709-9312. inspiredanceprogram@ Sundays, 4:30 p.m First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. Microsoft Word 1

Build proficiency and confidence in basic Word functionality. Working with documents, text and page formatting, clip art, themes/styles, tables, templates, mail merge, bulleted/numbered lists and the Office Ribbon. Tues.and Thurs., Sept. 24 and 26, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Offered in Savannah by Georgia Southern’s division of Continuing Education. $85 Through Sep. 25. 912-644-5967. cgc. Through Sep. 25 Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Microsoft Word I

Achieve proficiency and confidence in basic Word functionality including: working with documents, text and page formatting, clip art, themes/styles, tables, templates, mail merge and bulleted and numbered lists. You’ll also acquire sound knowledge of the Office Ribbon. $85 Every other day, 6:30 p.m. 912-651-6206. cgc.georgiasouthern. edu/. Every other day, 6:30 p.m Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Music Instruction

Georgia Music Warehouse, near corner of Victory Drive & Abercorn, offering instruction by professional musicians. Band instruments, violin, piano, drums and guitar. All ages welcome. . 912358-0054. georgiamusicwarehouse. com/. Georgia Music Warehouse, 2424 Abercorn St. Music Lessons: Private or Group

Portman’s Music Academy offers private or group classes for ages 2

to 92, beginner to advanced level. All instruments. Also, voice lessons, music production technology and DJ lessons. Teaching staff of over 20 instructors with professional, well equipped studios and a safe, friendly waiting area for parents and siblings. . 912-354-1500. portmansmusic. com. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St.

Music Lessons--Multiple Instruments

Savannah Musicians Institute offers private instruction for all ages in guitar, ddrums, piano, bass, voice, banjo, mandolin, ukelele, flute, woodwinds. 7041 Hodgson Memorial Dr. . 912-692-8055. New Horizons Adult Band Program

Music program for adults who played a band instrument in high school/ college and would like to play again. Mondays at 6:30pm at Portman’s. $30 per month. All ages and ability levels welcome. Call for info. . 912-354-1500. Portman’s Music Superstore, 7650 Abercorn St. Novel Writing

Write a novel, finish the one you’ve started, revise it or pursue publication. Award-winning Savannah author offers one-on-one or small group classes, mentoring, manuscript critique, ebook formatting. Email for pricing and scheduling info. . pmasoninsavannah@ Photography Classes

Beginner photography to post production. Instruction for all levels. $20 for two-hour class. See website for complete class list. 410-251-4421. chris@ Piano Voice-Coaching

Pianist with M/degree,classical modern jazz improvisation, no age limit. Call 912-961-7021 or 912-667-1056. Serious inquiries only. . Quilting Classes

: Quilting classes for beginners and advanced stitchers. Learn to make your first quilt or learn a new technique. See the website, call, or come by the shop. varies . 912 925 0055. Colonial Quilts and Savannah Sewing Center, 11710 Largo Drive. Reading/Writing Tutoring

Ms. Dawn’s Tutoring in reading, writing, and composition. Remedial reading skills, help with borderline dyslexia, to grammar, term paper writing, and English as a Second Language. Fun methods for children to help them learn quickly. Contact: cordraywriter@ or text or call 912-12-6607399. Call for fee information. Russian Language Classes

Learn to speak Russian. All experience levels welcome, beginner to expert. Call for info. . 912-713-2718. Sewing Classes

Beginner in sewing? Starting your clothing business or clothing line? Learn to sew. Industry standard sewing courses designed to meet your needs in

the garment industry. Open schedule. Savannah Sewing Academy. 1917 Bull St. . 912-290-0072. Short Story Writing

The short story is an art form that, although economic, encompasses all of the characteristics of great novels, including narrative and character. In Short Story Writing, students with some experience in fiction and nonfiction storytelling will use assigned readings, writing homework and workshop style critiques to explore various writing techniques. Upon completion, they will understand narrative structure and scenic writing, dialogue, character, place, word choice, rhythm and pacing and the art of revision. For more information contact Christina Taylor @ christinataylor@georgiasouthern. edu. $125.00 Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.. 912651-6206. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Gives students with some experience in fiction and nonfiction storytelling the opportunity to use assigned readings, writing homework, and workshop style critiques to explore various writing techniques. Works of Ernest Hemingway, Graham Greene, Ann Beattie and others will be studied. Upon completion, students will understand narrative structure and scenic writing, dialogue, character, place, word choice, rhythm and pacing, and the art of revision. Offered by Georgia Southern’s Continuing Education division in Savannah. Call or email for days/times/pricing. . 912-644-5967. ceps. cgc.georgiasouthern. edu/. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Singing Classes

Bel Canto is the name of the style of singing invented by Nicola Vaccai, which helps the voice become flexible and expressive, improves the vocal range and breathing capacity and is the technique Anitra Warren uses to train her students. It carries over well as a foundation for opera, rock, pop, gospel and musical theatre. $25 Mondays-Sundays, 6 p.m. 786-247-9923. Mondays-Sundays, 6 p.m Institute of Cinematic Arts, 12 West State Street, 3rd and 4th flrs.,. Singing Lessons with Anitra Opera Diva

Teaching the Vaccai Bel Canto technique for improving vocal range and breathing capacity. A good foundation technique for different styles--opera, pop, rock, cabaret. Fridays 5:308:30pm. Institute of Cinematic Arts, 12 1/2 W. State St., 3rd floor. . 786-2479923. Social Media Workshop

Local digital strategist Shawndra Russell will present how businesses can establish routines to take control of their social media. October 2, 9:3010:30am. $15 and payable by cash or check upon arrival. Through Oct. 2. Through Oct. 2 Andaz Hotel, 14 Barnard


Spanish Classes

Learn Spanish for life and grow your business. Courses for professionals offered by Conquistador Spanish Language Institute, LLC. Classes offered in a series. Beginner Spanish for Professionals--Intro price $155 + textbook ($12.95). Instructor: Bertha E. Hernandez, M.Ed. and native speaker. Meets in the Keller Williams Realty meeting room, 329 Commercial Drive. . StarGuard Life Guard Course

Three day course offering instruction for lifeguard certification. Physical skill requirements include: swim 200 yards, one-minute water tread with no hands, and being able to dive and retrieve a ten pound brick from 9’ of water. CPR and First Aid included. Course Dates: September 13-15 OR September 20-22 Friday 5 – 8 PM; Saturday 9 – 5PM; Sunday 9 – 5PM. Register in person at the Aquatic Center. $150 includes course materials. No refunds. Through Sep. 25. 912-652-6793. aquatic. Through Sep. 25 Chatham County Aquatic Center, 7240 Sallie Mood Dr. Stress Reduction: Arising Stillness in Zen

Stress-reducing practices for body, speech and mind. Five Thursday night classes from 6- 7:00pm. $15 drop-in; $70 for series. Rev. Fugon Cindy Beach, Sensei. Savannah Zen Center 111 E. 34th St. 31401 . Transportation and Distribution Planning and Management

Driven by more frequent and increasingly time definite shipments, global trading partners, complex security and regulatory requirements, volatile fuel costs, new technologies and severe shortages of trained labor in some markets, dealing with the complexities of transportation and distribution planning has become a critical corporate function.This course develops the principles, practices, and tools required to address all major issues and tradeoffs in domestic and international transportation including key financial and performance indicators for transportation and design of supply chains to minimize transportation and distribution costs. 3,575 Thu., Sep. 26, 10 a.m. Thu., Sep. 26, 10 a.m Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle. Vocal Lessons

The Voice Co-op is a group of voice instructors in Savannah, Georgia who believe in the power of a nurturing community to help voice students blossom into vibrant artists. Each of our instructors have earned the degree of Master of Music in Voice Performance. Group master classes are held once each month for students of the Co-op. In the winter and spring the students will have the opportuinty to present a vocie recital for the community. Varies . 912-656-0760. The Voice Co-op, Downtown.

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to the music and having fun doing it. This class is open to ages 10+. $15 for drop-in or 4 for $50 Sundays, 2:30 p.m. 404-709-9312. inspiredanceprogram@ Sundays, 2:30 p.m First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr.

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Yoga for Couples

A two hour class for prospective moms and their delivery partners. Learn labor and delivery stages and a “toolbox” of hands-on comfort measures from a labor doula, including breathing, massage, positioning, and pressure points. Bring and exercise ball. Quarterly, Saturdays 1pm-3pm at Savannah Yoga Center. Call or email to register. $100 per couple. . 912-704-7650. Dance

Adult Ballet Class

Maxine Patterson School of Dance, 2212 Lincoln St, offers adult ballet on Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm $12 per class. Call for info. . 912-234-8745. Adult Intermediate Ballet

Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm. $12/class or $90/8 classes. Call for info. Academy of Dance, 74 W. Montgomery Crossroad. . 912-921-2190. Argentine Tango

Lessons Sundays 1:30-3;30pm. Open to the public. $3 per person. Wear closed toe leather shoes if possible. Doris Martin Dance Studio, 8511-h ferguson Ave. Call or email for info. . 912-9257416. Beginners Belly Dancing with Cybelle

For those with little-to-no dance background. Instructor is formally trained, has performed for over ten years. $15/person. Tues. 7pm-8pm. Private classes and walk ins available. Synergistic Bodies, 7724 Waters Ave. . 912-414-1091. Beginning Pole Fitness

Our pole classes offer a fun and flirty way to get a great workout in a safe and comfortable environment. Our National Miss Fitness 2013 and Miss Georgia Pole 2012 instructor, Sabrina Madsen, will teach you the basics including spins and pole dance moves. All fitness levels are welcome! $25 for drop-in or 5 for $100 (must be used in 30 days) Tuesdays, 8 p.m. (801) 673-6737. Tuesdays, 8 p.m First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. Belly Dance Classes with Nicole Edge

At Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton St. Beginners class-Wednesdays 7-8pm Advanced class-Fridays 6-7pm $15 per session, discount for Fitness on Broughton members. . 912-596-0889. First City Fitness, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. Bellydance lessons with Happenstance Bellydance

All levels and styles of bellydance welcome. Classes are every Monday from 5:30-6:30pm. $15/lesson. Drop-ins welcome or call Carrie @(912)704-2940 for more info. happenstancebellydance@ happenstancebellydance. $15/lesson , 5:30 p.m. (912) 704-2940. , 5:30 p.m Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Suite B. C.C. Express Dance Team

| Submit your event online at Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm. Clogging or tap dance experience is necessary. Call Claudia Collier for info. . 912-748-0731. Windsor Forest Recreation Building, Windsor Forest. Dance for Peace

A weekly gathering to benefit locals in need. Music, dancing, fun for all ages. Donations of nonperishable food and gently used or new clothing are welcomed. Free and open to the public. Sundays, 3 p.m. 912-547-6449. Sundays, 3 p.m Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Home Cookin’ Cloggers

Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm, Nassau Woods Recreation Building, Dean Forest Road. No beginner classes at this time. Call Claudia Collier for info. . 912-748-0731. Irish Dance Classes

Glor na Dare offers beginner to champion Irish Dance classes for ages 5 and up. Adult Step & Ceili, Strength and Flexibility, non-competitive and competitive programs, workshops, camps. Certified. Info via email or phone. . 912704-2052. Line Dancing

Take down Tuesdays. Jazzy Sliders Adult Line Dancing, every Tuesday, 7:30pm-10:00pm. Free admission, cash bar. Come early and learn a new dance from 7:30pm-8:30pm. . Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Mahogany Shades of Beauty

Dance classes--hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step. Modeling and acting classes. All ages/ all levels welcome. Call Mahogany for info. . 912-272-8329. Modern Dance Class

Beginner and intermediate classes. Fridays 10am-11:15am. Doris Martin Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. Call Elizabeth for info. . 912-354-5586. Pole Dancing Classes

Beginners class, Wednesdays, 8pm. Level II, Mondays, 8pm. $22/one class. $70/four classes. Preregistration required. Learn pole dance moves and spins while getting a full body workout. Pole Fitness Classes Monday/Wednesday, 11am. Nothing comes off but your shoes. Call or see website for info. . 912-398-4776. fitnessbodybalance. com. Fitness Body & Balance Personal Training Studio, 2209 Rowland Ave, Suite 2.

and times. . 912-398-8784. Savannah Shag Club

Wednesdays, 7pm,at Doubles Lounge. Fridays, 7pm, at American Legion Post 36, 2309 E. Victory Dr. . Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Savannah Swing Cats--Swing Dancing

. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Zumba & Zumba Toning with Anne

Ditch the workout & join the party. All levels welcome. Wednesdays, 6:30 PM 7:30PM. Lake Mayer Community Center 1850 East Montgomery Crossroads $5 class - discount cards available Bring a friend & it’s free for you! . 912-5961952. Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Fitness

AHA in the AM

Mondays and Fridays, 7:30am-9:00am. Open to free form yoga/movement with guided meditation. A great way to start and end the work week. Email or see website for info. Fee: donations. . trickydame. com. Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Al-Anon Family Groups

An anonymous fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics. the message of Al-Anon is one of strength and hope for friends/family of problem drinkers. Al-Anon is for adults. Alateen is for people age 13-19. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. check website or call for info. . 912-598-9860. Bariatric Surgery Support Group

First Wednesday each month, 7pm, and third Saturday, 10am, in Mercer Auditorium of Hoskins Center at Memorial. For those who have had or are considering bariatric surgery. Free to attend. Call or see website for info. . 912-350-3438. memorialhealth. com. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Beach Body Workouts with Laura

MONDAYS at 6:15 PM at the Lake Mayer Community Center $5.00 per session Mondays, 6:15 p.m. (912) 6526784. Mondays, 6:15 p.m Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Beastmode Fitness Group Training

Get your Rave on with the the one and only DJ Orson Wells! We got glow sticks! Saturdays, 9 p.m. Saturdays, 9 p.m Dosha Bar & Lounge, 128 East Broughton St.

Train with this elite team. A total body program that trims, tones and gets results. Personal training options available. See website for info. Meets at West Broad YMCA. 5am-6am and 8pm-9pm. . YMCA-West Broad St, 1110 May St.

Tues. 8pm-9pm and 9pm-10pm. Thur. 8pm-9pm and 9pm-10pm. Sun. 5pm6pm and 6pm-7pm. Salon de Maile, 704B Hodgson Memorial Dr., Savannah, 31406. See website for info. .

Mixes ballet, jazz, hip hop into a unique high energy dance style. Drills and choreographies for all levels.Small classes in downtown Savannah, and on request. $10 per person. Email for info. .


Salsa Lessons by Salsa Savannah

Bellydancing Fusion Classes

Savannah Dance Club

Blue Water Yoga

Shag, swing, cha-cha and line dancing. Everyone invited. Call for location, days

Community donation-based classes, Tues. and Thurs., 5:45pm - 7:00pm.

Fri., 9:30am-10:30am. Email for info or find Blue Water Yoga on Facebook. . Talahi Island Community Club, 532 Quarterman Dr. Critz Tybee Run Fest--Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for this twoday running event on Tybee Island. Event dates: January 31 and February 1, 2014. See website for details on the many races and events held during the weekend. Through Jan. 29, 2014. Through Jan. 29, 2014 Fitness Classes at the JEA

Sin, firm it up, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, Aquasize, senior fitness, and Zumba. Prices vary. Call for schedule. . 912-355-8811. savannahjea. org. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Free Caregiver Support Group

For anyone caring for senior citizens with any affliction or illness. Second Saturday of the month, 10am-11am. Savannah Commons, 1 Peachtree Dr. Refreshments. Free to attend. Open to anyone i need of support for the caregiving they provide. . Hiking & Biking at Skidaway Island State Park

Year round fitness opportunities. Walk or run the 1-mile Sandpiper Nature Trail (accessible) the additional 1-mile Avian Loop Trail, or 3-mile Big Ferry Trail. Bicycle and street strider rentals. Guided hikes scheduled. $5 parking. Open daily 7am-10pm. Call or see website. . 912-598-2300. SkidawayIsland. skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Israeli Krav Maga Self-Defense Classes

A system of self-defense techniques based on several martial arts. The official fighting system of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Custom Fit offers individual and small group training and intensive workshops. . 912-441-4891. Kung Fu School: Ving Tsun

Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) is the world’s fastest growing martial arts style. Uses angles and leverage to tunr an attacker’s strength against him. Call for info on free trial classes. Drop ins welcome. 11202 White Bluff Rd. . 912-429-9241. Mommy and Baby Yoga

Mondays. Call for times and fees or see website. . 912-232-2994. savannahyoga. com. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. Pilates Classes

Daily classes for all skill levels including beginners. Private and semi-private classes by appointment. Carol DalyWilder, certified instructor. Call or see website for info. . 912-238-0018. pilatessavannah. com/. Momentum Pilates Studio, 8413 Rerguson Ave. Pregnancy Yoga

series of 6-week classes. Thursdays. A mindful approach to pregnancy, labor

Qigong Classes

Qigong exercises contribute to a healthier and longer life. Classes offer a time to learn the exercises and perform them in a group setting. Class length averages 60 min. Any level of practice is welcome. $15 . Anahata Healing Arts Center, 2424 Drayton St. Renagade Workout

Free fitness workout, every Saturday, 9:00 am at Lake Mayer Park. For women only. Offered by The Fit Lab. Information: 912-376-0219 . Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club

A chartered running club of the Road Runners Association of America. Monthly training sessions and seminars. Weekly runs. Kathy Ackerman, 912-7565865, or Billy Tomlinson, 912-596-5965. . Savannah Climbing CoOp Ladies Night

Every Wednesday women climb for half price, 6pm-10pm. $5. 302 W. Victory Dr., Suite D. See website for info. . Savannah Disc Golf

Weekly events (entry $5) Friday Night Flights: Fridays, 5pm. Luck of the Draw Doubles: Saturdays, 10am. Handicapped League: Saturdays, 1pm. Singles at the Sarge: Sundays, 10am. All skill levels welcome. Instruction available. See website or email for info. . savannahdiscgolf. com. Savannah Striders Running and Walking Club

With a one-year, $10 membership,free training programs for beginners (walkers and runners) and experienced athletes. Fun runs. Advice from mentors. Monthly meetings with quality speakers. Frequent social events. Sign up online or look for the Savannah Striders Facebook page. . Tai Chi Lessons in Forsyth Park

Tuesdays, 9am-10am. $10. North End of Forsyth Park. Email for info. . Forsyth Park, 501 Whitaker St. Turbo Kick Cardio Workout

Lose calories while dancing and kickboxing. No experience or equipment needed. Tues. and Thurs. 6pm, Fitness on Broughton, 1 E. Broughton Wed. 6pm Lake Mayer Community Center, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads. $5 . 586-8221021. Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Free for people with cancer and cancer survivors. 6:30pm Tuesdays. 12:45pm Thursdays. Fitness One, 3rd floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine at Memorial. Call for info. . 912-350-9031. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Yoga on the Beach

Wednesdays and Fridays at Tybees’s North End. 7am-8am, weather permit-

ting. Come to North Beach Parking Area, Gulick Street walkover. Multi-level class. Hatha 1 and 2. Instructor Ann Carroll. Bring yoga mat or beach towel. Call or email for info. Fee: donations. . 912-704-7650. North Beach, Tybee Island.

Mondays: 8:30am and 7pm. Lake Mayer Community Center. $5. 5:30pm Frank Murray Community Center, Whitmarsh Island. $3. Tuesdays: 10am Curves @ Savannah Mall. $5/class for nonmembers. 5:30pm St. Paul CME Social Hall, 123 Brady St. $3 Per class/nonmembers. Wednesdays: 9:30am, Frank Murray Community Center, Whitemarsh Island, $3. Thursdays: 10am, Curves at Savannah Mall, $5. Bring water, proper shoes and attire. Contact Mai @ 912604-9890. . 912-604-9890.


Zumba and Zumba/Toning with Mai

Zumba Fitness (R) with April

Mondays at 5:30pm, Thursdays at 6:30pm. Nonstop Fitness in Sandfly, 8511 Ferguson Ave. $5 for nonmenbers. call for info. . 912-349-4902. Gay & Lesbian

First City Network Board Meeting

First Monday, 6:30pm, at FCN office, 307 E. Harris St. 2nd floor. Call or see website for info. . 912-236-CITY. Gay AA Meeting

True Colors Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, a gay and lesbian AA meeting that welcomes all alcoholics, meets Thursdays and Sundays, 7:30pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 311 E. Harris, 2nd floor. New location effective 11/2012. . Georgia Equality Savannah

Local chapter of Georgia’s largest gay rights group. 104 W. 38th St. 912-5476263. . Savannah Pride, Inc.

Organizes the annual Savannah Pride Festival and helps promote the wellbeing of the LGBT community in the South. Mission: unity through diversity and social awareness. Second Tuesday/ month, 7pm, at FCN office, 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. . 912-288-7863. heather@ Stand Out Youth

A gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth organization. Meets Fridays, 7pm, FCN office, 307 E. Harris St. Call, email or see website for info. . 912-657-1966. What Makes a Family

A children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Ages 10 to 18. Meets twice a month. Call for info. . 912-3522611. Health

Alcoholics Anonymous

For people who want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Free to attend or join. Check website for meeting days/times, or call 24 hours a day. .

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1 “Cool” amount of money 4 Lewd dude 9 Wyclef Jean or Lauryn Hill, once 14 “Entourage” agent Gold 15 They blow off steam 17 Chinese revolutionary Sun ___-sen 18 Was preceded by 19 “Addams Family” cousin 20 Gordie who played 26 seasons 21 Sphinx’s offering 22 Scary Spice’s alter ego 24 “7 Faces of Dr. ___” 25 Prefix past tera- and peta26 Historical time 28 Get (behind) 30 Wu-Tang Clan producer 33 Side dish often oven-roasted 39 Dimensions beyond description 40 What yoga and meditation help with 41 Data storage device, for short (hidden in PRESS DOWN) 42 Latest craze 43 Poetic planet 44 Amtrak listing, briefly 47 Angler’s need 49 A kazillion years, it seems 52 Reagan biographer Peggy 55 Teen follower 57 Eat daintily 58 Neo’s realization that prompts the line “Show me” 60 Concert shirt 61 They come before deliveries 62 “Green Acres” star Gabor 63 Showing some cheek 64 Last name in tractors 65 Hunky-dory


1 Bialik of “The Big Bang Theory” 2 Hardly a happy camper 3 Unnamed source of a secret, playfully 4 Grateful Dead bass guitarist Phil 5 Glorify 6 Park Avenue hotel, casually 7 Blink-and-you’ll-miss-it sighting 8 Engine noise 9 Former Army base in N.J. 10 Norwegian phrase heard in the Upper Midwest 11 Ending for Scotch (anagram of DRAG) 12 Organic compound 13 J.D. Salinger heroine 16 Drought-damaged (hidden in SERENA WILLIAMS) 23 ___ Canyon (Utah attraction) 27 Some abstract paintings 29 It’s said with a pat 30 Brew from South Africa 31 Paradoxical philosopher 32 Part of NCAA 33 Eleanor’s White House successor 34 Bldg. units 35 Hosp. facilities 36 1989 play about Capote 37 Label for Sonny & Cher 38 Solution strength, in Southampton (anagram of TRITE) 44 Makes out, to Brits 45 Light golden brown 46 He wrote “She’s a Lady” 48 Put off 50 New, in Nicaragua 51 Say something 52 Slight bites 53 Cajun vegetable 54 They get swapped for quarters 56 Bit of subterfuge 59 “Hansel ___ Gretel” (German opera)


and delivery. Instructor Ann Carroll. $100. Call or email for info. . 912-7047650. Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St.


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Armstrong Prescription Drug Drop-Off

Armstrong Atlantic State Univ. hosts a permanent drop box for disposing of unused prescription drugs and over the counter medication. In the lobby of the University Police building on campus. Open to the public 24 hours/day, year round. Confidential. All items collected are destroyed by the Drug Enforcement Administration. . 912-344-3333.

| Submit your event online at Maps/index.html. Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St.

Bariatric Surgery Information Session

Information on bariatric surgery and the program at Memorial Health Bariatrics. Learn surgical procedures offered, support and education programs involved, and how bariatric surgery can affect patients’ lives. Call or see website for info. Free to attend.

Hoskins Center at Memorial. . 912350-3438. bariatrics.memorialhealth. com. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Free Hearing and Speech Screening

Hearing: Thursdays, 9am-11am. Speech: First Thursdays,. Call or see website for times. . 912-355-4601. Savannah



CUSTOM GLASS ART FROM Toro Kevin Murray Pakoh Sheldon Black Snic Snodgrass and select GA artists

E-Cigarettes • Glass Pipes Cigars • Hookah 123 E. Congress St.



Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E 66th St.

Free HIV Testing at Chatham County Health Dept.

Free walk-in HIV testing. 8am-4pm Mon.-Fri. No appointment needed. Test results in 20 minutes. Follow-up visit and counseling will be set up for anyone testing positive. Call for info. . 912-644-5217. Chatham County Health Dept., 1395 Eisenhower Dr. Harvest of Hope Retreat Applications Now Being Accepted

Cancer survivors of all ages and their families are invited to the 12th annual Harvest of Hope Retreat on October 12, sponsored by Memorial University Health Center. To apply for this free event, call Jennifer Currin-McCulloch at 912-350-7845. Through Oct. 9. Through Oct. 9 Health Care for Uninsured People

Open for primary care for uninsured residents of Chatham County. Mon.Fri., 8:30am-3:30pm. Call for info or appointment. . 912-443-9409. St. Joseph’s/Candler--St. Mary’s Health Center, 1302 Drayton St. Hypnobirthing

Teaches mother and birth partner to use her natural instincts, trust her body, release emotions and facilitate relaxation during labor and delivery. Five class series on Monday evenings, 6pm. Location: 100 Riverview Dr. $300/ group sessions. $600/private sessions. Call or email for info and reservations. . 912-704-7650. carroll362@bellsouth. net. Hypnosis, Guided Imagery and Relaxation Therapy

Helps everyday ordinary people with everyday ordinary problems: smoking, weight loss, phobias, fears, ptsd, life coaching. Caring, qualified professional help. See website or call for info. . 912927-3432. La Leche League of Savannah

A breast feeding support group for new/ expectant monthers. Meeting/gathering first Thursdays, 10am. Call or see website for location and other info. . 912-897-9544. Living Smart Fitness Club

An exercise program encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. Mon. & Wed. 6pm-7:15pm Hip Hop low impact aerobics at Delaware Center. Tues. 5:307:00 Zumba at St. Joseph’s Candler African American Resource Center. (Program sponsors.) . 912-447-6605. Planned Parenthood Hotline

First Line is a statewide hotline for women seeking information on health services. Open 7pm-11pm nightly. . 800-264-7154. Savannah CPR Initiative

An initiative by the City of Savannah to train 6,000 Savannahians in CPR by year’s end. The City will train 1,000 Savannahians in CPR this year. Each of these trainees will in turn pledge to train at least five other individuals, bringing to 6,000 the total number of

Seven Day Diabetes Repair Workshop

Learn to ‘reverse the curse’ of diabetes and take control of your life. A sevenweek, once-per-week course.Join Carolyn Guilford and Jeffrey Adams on Saturday September 28th at 1:00PM to ‘meet the trainers’ and get a preview of how this program works to restore health. Butler Presbyterian Church, 603 W. Victory Dr. Nature and Environment

2013 Georgia Green Economy Summit

A day-long conference that addresses the theme of “What will it take for the Coastal Empire to become the Silicon Marsh?” Location: Savannah State University Student Union Ball Room Free admission. Please pre-register on EventBrite. Butterfly, Hummingbird and Dragonfly Gardening

Learn how to attract butterflies and other pollinators to your garden. Guides for planting and information about butterfly and dragonfly species will be available. Talk is followed by tours of the Canal Towpath and other trails. $3.00 Adults, $1.00 Children 4-12 912748-8068. savannahogeecheecanal. com/history.html. Savannah Ogeechee Canal Museum and Nature Center, 681 Fort Argyle Rd. Dolphin Project

Dolphin Project’s Education Outreach Program is available to speak at schools, clubs, organizations. A powerpoint presentation with sound and video about estuarine dolphins and their environment. Age/grade appropriate programs and handouts. See website for info. .

Ogeechee Riverkeeper Annual Membership Meeting

Guest speaker and family-friendly activities for everyone.Please bring a covered dish to share. Meat and beverages provided by Ogeechee Riverkeeper. Old Freeman Family Farm, 626 Scarboro Hwy, Sylvania, GA 30467 $20/ adult and $15/student under 15. Day of event: $30/adult and $20/student under 15 d2/default.aspx?wid=55090. Recycling Fundraiser for Economic Opportunity Authority

Support EOA through the FundingFactory Recycling Program. Recycle empty cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, laptops, to EOA for recycling. They will receive technology products and cash. Businesses may also recycle items on behalf of EOA for credit. Drop off at EOA, 681 W. Anderson St. See website, email or call for info. . 912238-2960 x126.

State Parks Day at Skidaway: Volunteer for Invasive Species Removal

Celebrate State Parks Day by volunteering at Skidaway.Volunteers will be working to eliminating the Chinese Tallow Tree, an invasive species. Please register by Friday, Sept. 27. or stop by to enjoy the park. Admission is free all day, courtesy of the Friends of Georgia State Parks. Free admission and free parking for State Parks Day. 912-598-2300. SkidawayIsland. skidaway/. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy. Walk on the Wild Side

A two-mile Native Animal Nature Trail winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh habitats, featuring live native animal exhibits. Open daily, 10am-4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Call or see website for info. . 912-898-3980. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Wilderness Southeast

A variety of programs each month including guided trips with naturalists. Canoe trips, hikes. Mission: develop appreciation, understanding, stewardship, and enjoyment of the natural world. Call or see website for info. . 912-2368115. Your State Parks Day: Free Admission to State Parks

(912) 358-0228. meditationinsouthcarolina.og. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Band of Sisters Prayer Group

All women are invited. Second Tuesdays, 7:30am-8:30am. Fellowship Assembly, 5224 Augusta Rd. Email or call Jeanne Seaver or see website for info. “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hands of the Lord.” (Prov. 21:1) . 912-663-8728. jeanneseaver@ Catholic Singles

A group of Catholic singles age 30-50 meet frequently for fun, fellowship and service. Send email or check website to receive announcements of activities and to suggest activities for the group. . familylife-singles. Guided Silent Prayer

Acoustical songs, 30 minutes of guided silent prayer, and minutes to receive prayer or remain in silence. Wednesdays, 6:45-8:00pm at Vineyard Church, 615 Montgomery St. See website for info. . A New Church in the City, For the City

Gather on Sundays at 10:30am. Like the Facebook page “Savannah Church Plant.” . Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St. Read the Bible in One Year

A Bible book club for those wanting to read the Bible in one year. Open to all. Book club format, not a traditional

Bible study. All welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, religion. Thurs. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Call for info. . 912-233-5354. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 622 E. 37th Street. Savannah Friends Meeting (Quakers)

Un-programmed worship. 11am Sundays, third floor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Call or email for info. All are welcome. . 912-308-8286. Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 West President St. Savannah Reiki Share

During shares, participants take turns giving and receiving universal life force energy via Reiki and other healing modalities. Present at the shares are usually no less than 2 Reiki Masters. Come share with us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at the Sweet Water Spa in downtown Savannah. Sign up at Savannah Reiki Share or Reiki by Appointment on Facebook. Free , 7 p.m. 440-371-5209. , 7 p.m Sweet Water Spa, 148 Abercorn Street. Savannah Zen Center

Buddhist study classes, yoga workshops, retreats, Reiki sessions, attunements, meditation, classes, events. See website for location and schedule, or see Facebook page. . continues on p. 44

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(March 21-April 19) I’ve got a good feeling about your relationship with intimacy in the coming weeks. Judging from the astrological omens, I think you will have a good instinct about how to drum up interesting fun with your most important allies. You’ll just naturally know what to do to make your collaborative efforts synergistic. So by all means cash in on this potential. Don’t just sit back and hope for the best; rather, call on your imagination to provide you with original ideas about how to make it all happen.


(April 20-May 20) Would you be willing to go to extraordinary lengths to transform aspects of your life that you have felt are hard to transform? Now would be a good time to do that. Luck will flow your way if you work on healing your number one wound. Unexpected help and inspiration will appear if you administer tough love to any part of you that’s addicted, immature, or unconscious. Barriers will crumple if you brainstorm about new ways to satisfy your frustrated yearnings.


(May 21-June 20) I bet your normal paranoia levels will decline in the coming weeks. Fears you take for granted won’t make nearly as much sense as they usually seem to. As a result, you’ll be tempted to wriggle free from your defense mechanisms. Useful ideas that your mind has been closed to may suddenly tantalize your curiosity. I won’t be surprised if you start tuning into catalysts that had previously been invisible to you. But here are my questions: Can you deal with losing the motivational force that fear gives you? Will you be able to get inspired by grace and pleasure rather than anxiety and agitation? I advise you to work hard on raising your trust levels.


(June 21-July 22) “Sometimes people have nothing to say because they’re too empty,” writes author Yasmin Mogahed, “and sometimes people have nothing to say because they’re too full.” By my reckoning, Cancerian, you will soon be in the latter category. A big silence is settling over you as new amusements and

amazements rise up within you. It will be understandable if you feel reluctant to blab about them. They need more time to ripen. You should trust your impulse to remain a secret and a mystery for a while.


(July 23-Aug. 22)

reasonably explained by the action of the tides. I foresee some sweet marvel akin to this one occurring in your life very soon, Libra. Be ready to take advantage of a special dispensation.


(Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

“Insight is not a light bulb that goes off inside our heads,” says author Malcolm Gladwell. “It is a flickering candle that can easily be snuffed out.” Take that as a constructive warning, Leo. On the one hand, I believe you will soon glimpse quite a few new understandings of how the world works and what you could do to make it serve you better. On the other hand, you’ve got to be extra alert for these new understandings and committed to capturing them the moment they pop up. Articulate them immediately. If you’re alone, talk to yourself about them. Maybe even write them down. Don’t just assume you will be able to remember them perfectly later when it’s more convenient.

The desire for revenge is a favorite theme of the entertainment industry. It’s presented as being glamorous and stirring and even noble. How many action films build their plots around the hero seeking payback against his enemies? Personally, I see revenge as one of the top three worst emotions. In real life, it rarely has redeeming value. People who actively express it often wreak pain and ruin on both others and themselves. Even those who merely stew in it may wound themselves by doing so. I bring this up, Scorpio, because now is an excellent time for you to shed desires for revenge. Dissolve them, get rid of them, talk yourself out of indulging in them. The reward for doing so will be a great liberation.



After a storm, British wildlife lover Gary Zammit found a baby heron cowering in a broken nest. Its parents were dead. Zammit took the orphan under his wing. He named it Dude, and cared for it as it grew. Eventually he realized that Dude was never going to learn to fly unless he intervened. Filling his pockets full of the food that Dude loved, Zammit launched a series of flying lessons -- waving his arms and squawking as he ran along a flat meadow that served as a runway. Dude imitated his human dad, and soon mastered the art of flight. Can you see ways in which this story might have metaphorical resemblances to your own life, Virgo? I think it does. It’s time for your mind to teach your body an instinctual skill or self-care habit that it has never quite gotten right.

Just for a few days, would you be willing to put your attention on the needs of others more than on your own? The weird thing is, your selfish interests will be best served by being as unselfish and empathetic and compassionate as you can stand to be. I don’t mean that you should allow yourself to be abused or taken advantage of. Your task is to express an abundance of creative generosity as you bestow your unique blessings in ways that make you feel powerful. In the words of theologian Frederick Buechner, you should go “to the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22)


(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) For four days twice a year, the East China Sea recedes to create a narrow strip of land between two Korean islands, Jindo and Modo. People celebrate the “Sea-Parting Festival” by strolling back and forth along the temporary path. The phenomenon has been called the “Korean version of Moses’ miracle,” although it’s more

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21)


(Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Imagine a scenario like this: The CEOs of five crazily rich U.S. corporations, including a major defense contractor, stage a press conference to announce that in the future they will turn down the massive welfare benefits and tax breaks the federal government has been doling out to them all these years. Now picture this: The Pope issues a statement declaring that since Jesus Christ never had a single bad word to say about homosexuals, the Catholic Church

is withdrawing its resistance to gay rights. I am envisioning a comparable reversal in your life, Capricorn -- a flip-flop that seems equally improbable. But unlike the two I named, yours will actually unfold in the course of the next eight months. If it hasn’t already started yet, it will soon.


(Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Matteo Ricci was an Italian Jesuit priest who lived from 1552 to 1610. For his last 28 years, he worked as a missionary in China. Corresponding with his friends and family back home required a lot of patience. News traveled very slowly. Whenever he sent out a letter, he was aware that there’d be no response for seven years. What would you express about your life right now if you knew your dear ones wouldn’t learn of it until 2017? Imagine describing to them in an old-fashioned letter what your plans will be between now and then . . . what you hope to accomplish and how you will transform yourself. Right now is an excellent time to take inventory of your long-term future.


(Feb. 19-March 20) The cosmos is granting you a poetic license to practice the art of apodyopsis with great relish. You know what apodyopsis is, right? It refers to the act of envisioning people naked -- mentally undressing them so as to picture them in their raw state. So, yes, by all means, Pisces, enjoy this creative use of your imagination without apology. It should generate many fine ramifications. For instance, it will prime you to penetrate beneath the surface of things. It will encourage you to see through everyone’s social masks and tune in to what’s really going on in their depths. You need to do that right now.

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Meets on the third Monday, 8:30pm10:30pm. Like the Facebook page: Theology on Tap Downtown Savannah. . The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

Liberal religious community where people with different beliefs gather as one faith. Sundays, 11am. Email, call or see website for info. . 912-234-0980. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 313 Harris St. Unity Church of Savannah

Sunday Celebration services 9:15am and 11am. Children’s Church and childcare 11am. Thursday noon prayer service. See website or call for info on classes, workshops, and more. . 912-355-4704. unityofsavannah. org/. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Support Groups ACOA-Al-Anon

The “From Survival to Recovery” Adult Children of Alcoholics/Al-Anon Group is a fellowship and support group for those who grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional homes. Meets Thursdays, 5:45pm at the 24-Hour Club, 1501 Eisenhower Dr. Call for info. . 912-598-9860. Alcoholics Anonymous

For people who want or need to stop drinking, AA can help. Meetings daily throughout the Savannah area. Free to attend or join. Check website for meeting days/times, or call 24 hours a day. . 912-356-3688. Alzheimer’s Caregiver and Family Support Group

For individuals caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia family members. Second Monday, Wilm. Isl. United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Rd.

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Open to all who have had limbs amputated and their families or caregivers. Call for info. . 912-355-7778. Back Pain Support Group

Second Monday of every month,7:00pm. Denny’s Restaurant at Hwy. 204. Everyone is welcome. For more info, contact Debbie at 912-7272959 . Brain Injury Support Group

For traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Third Thursdays, 5pm. In the gym of the Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial. . Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Ave. Breast Cancer Survivors Group

Tuesdays, 5:20pm at First Presbyterian Church. For survivors and caregivers. Call for info. . 912-844-4524. fpc. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Cancer Support Group

For anyone living with, through or beyond a cancer diagnosis. First Wednesdays, at Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Call for info. . 912-819-5704. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Children’s Grief Support Group

Seven week structured educational support group for children 6-17. Support, coping tools, utilizing play and activity to learn to live with loss. Free of charge. A service of Hospice Savannah, Inc. Call for dates. . 912303-9442. Full Circle Center for Grief Support, 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H. Citizens With Retarded Citizens

For families with children or adults with autism, mental retardation, and other developmental disabilities. Meets monthly. Call for info. . 912-3557633. Citizens With Retarded Citizens, 1211 Eisenhower Drive. Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Assoc.

Meets regularly to discuss issues affecting the lives of polio survivors. Call or see website for info. Polio survivors and guests are invited. Free and open to the public. . 912-927-8332. Couples with Fertility Challenges

Saturdays, 6:45pm at Savannah Christian Church. For couples dealing with primary or secondary infertility, whether for one or many years. Call or email for info. . 912-596-0852. Savannah Christian Church, 55 Al Henderson Blvd. Debtors Anonymous

For people with debting problems. Meets Sundays, 5pm-6pm at Unity of Savannah. See website or call for info. . 912-572-6108. debtorsanonymous. org. Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset


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Second Thursday, Ruth Byck Adult Care Center, 64 Jasper St. Sponsored by Senior Citizens, Inc. Call for info. . 912-236-0363 x143.

Free, volunteer-led support group for recovery from anorexia/restrictive eating and/or bulimia/binge/purging. Not a diet group, nor for those who struggle solely with overeating. Mondays, 7:30pm-8:30pm. Email for info. . Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St.


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For those with the disease, care partners, family and caregivers. Managing the disease, treatments and therapies, quality of life. First Thursdays, 3:00pm-4:30pm. Call for info. . 912819-2224. Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Reynolds Ave. Fibromyalgia Support Group

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Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle offers a full array of grief support groups and individual counseling for children, teens and adults is available at no charge. Counseling is offered at 450 Mall Blvd., Suite H in Savannah, and appointments are also available in the United Way offices in Rincon and in Richmond Hill. Call or see website for info. . 912-303-9442.

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Free support and education group for those who have suffered from or want to prevent or reverse heart disease and/or diabetes. One Tuesday/month, 6pm. Call or email for date. All meetings at Southwest Chatham Library. . 912-598-8457. Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Klinefelter Syndrome/47-XXY Support Group

For parents of children with this diagnosis, and for men with this diagnosis. Started by the mother of a boy with 47-XXY. Email to meet for mutual support. . Legacy Group: For individuals with advanced and recurrent cancer.

Group addresses concerns of advanced and recurrent cancer survivors from the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of healing. To register for a session call Jennifer Currin-McCulloch at 912-350-7845. . 912-350-7845. Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (at Memorial Health Univ. Medical Center), 4700 Waters Ave.

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FURNISHED APTS. $165/WK. Paint & Body Work. Reasonably Private bath and kitchen, cable, Priced. Insurance Claims. We buy wrecks. Call 912-355-5932. utilities, washer furnished. AC & heat, bus stop on property. No deposit required. Completely CLASSIC AUTOS, Tybee Island JAGUAR Van Plaz, 1986 safe, manager on property. Contact Cody, 695-7889 or MERCEDES 560 SEL, 1989 BREWER Tandem Axle Trailer, Jack, 342-3840. 6’8”x16’. Call 912-308-6066 HOUSEMATE: Safe Environment. Central heat/ GARAGE KEPT - 2001 VW air, cable, telephone service. Cabrio Convertible. Very low Bi-monthly $270, $270/security miles (57,000), Like new, deposit, No lease. Immediate Beautiful car. Mechanical conoccupancy. Call Mr. Brown: 912- dition Excellent. $8,200. Call 912-398-5605 663-2574 or 912-234-9177. NICE ROOM FOR RENT, TOYOTA Camry LE, 1999. Employment Needed. 912-844- Fully loaded. Road car, runs great. New tires, sunroof, alloy 8716/231-6680 rims. $2,300. Call 912-308-4132 ROOMS FOR RENT Completely furnished. Central Service Directory heat and air. Conveniently located on busline. $130 per Business Services week. Call 912-844-5995. J&S Custom Guitar Works For rates and Services Contact., ! Check out Art Patrol For All The John Singletary 912-220-8924 Local Art Openings and Exhibits. Mark Molloy 912-271-6440

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